Not the America I know. I actually can't think of the name of the show right this second - although I could googly it - but I think they took that circus over to Italy.
About 3 years ago, when I also last reread Brave New World.. I need to pick up Stranger in a Strange Land soon.. although maybe I should skip to the chase and read One Dimensional Man and Future Shock again...When was the last time you read 1984?
Yeah, Marcuse is a bit of a thicker read than Bradbury....although maybe I should skip to the chase and read One Dimensional Man and Future Shock again...
That all said, Fahrenheit 451's an afternoon read at least Marcuse, not so much
Absolutely. The Frankfurt School theorists make their political arguments without compunction. That is the essence of critical theory after all.Herbert is interesting, but is a bit idealistic for me. Obviously he has an agenda. I do however think he has some great insights on how silly, and ultimately tragic we denizens of the 20th century are. His observations make alternatives like anarchy or becoming a hermit seem like an appealing alternative to me.
I like how a discussion of Jersey Shore has somehow lead to a discussion of the Frankfurt School of philosophy.