Friday, August 14, 2009

Huxley vs. Orwell

by Smitty (h/t Kottke)

The debate seems to be whether the proximal or distal end of the scatalogical discussion is more sanitary.


  1. Oddly enough (or maybe not so odd) we seem to have both dystopic worlds growing simultaneously in the US. Bread and circuses operate in parallel to the jackbooted thugs and the networks of snoops and snitches. And that is perhaps even more strange than either one alone.

  2. Smitty - thanks for the links.
    I concur with Fre-range Oyster. I read both books 50 years ago and never realized they were very closely related. I actually thought of them as being very unrelated. But Oyser is right.

    an old ex Jarhead
    Cerritos, Cl