Monday, December 14, 2015

Crucial Ignorance

"For conditions even remotely comparable to those now prevailing we must return to imperial Rome, where the populace was kept in good humor by frequent, gratuitous doses of many kinds of entertainment - from poetical dramas to gladiatorial fights, from recitations of Virgil to all-out boxing, from concerts to military reviews to public executions. But even in Rome there was nothing like the non-stop distraction now provided. . ."

~Aldous Huxley explaining the social and political ignorance in 1958.

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