Are we the United States of Dystopia? The politics of ‘The Giver’

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“The Giver” is the latest in a wave of dystopian stories that have washed over America in recent years. Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company

“The Giver” is the latest in a wave of dystopian stories that have washed over America in recent years. Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company

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(RNS) The brilliance of a well-told dystopian tale is not only that it appeals to liberals and conservatives. It also shows both that they have similar fears and, alas, may not be so different.

  • Lles Nats

    The giver was a great book series.

    And yes, imo, we feel more dystopian because we realize the ways we are each systemically dependent. And there is ample evidence now these social systems cannot continue or are in fact taking away from us more than we get. We are also realizing someone pulls the strings, and that doesn’t sit well.

  • Lles Nats

    Oh my. In other dystopian america daily newd, the FAA just made Ferguson, MO a no fly zone for all low altitude traffic in a three mile radius.

    Either the rioters have missles, which I doubt, or they want to keep the news choppers out.

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