Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mainstream Tyranny Part 3

"The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in literature, and tyranny is one of them." John Atkins, George Orwell, 1954

The type of authoritative society Orwell warned of makes it impossible for intellectual liberty to exist.  It requires a certain discipline that inhibits creative thought.  The book notes that disciplines that are in the business of efficiency fare well in such a society, because discipline breeds efficiency.  But authority breeds discipline, and authority, discipline, and efficiency are the enemy of creativity.

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Evan Jones is a painter, drummer, and avid music lover.