Ignorance Is Bliss: Seven Utopian Dystopias

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 The film adaptation of The Giver, starring Hollywood heavyweights Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, features a dystopian society in which suffering has been eliminated, safety is a given, and war is not even a memory in people’s lives. Doesn’t sound so bad, right?

Dystopian worlds are inherently wrong. However, unlike societies like the ones depicted in The Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, and Blade Runner, in which people know how terrible things are, there are other—darker, scarier,
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Javier Moro and His Passion For India

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Bestselling Spanish writer Javier Moro discusses what it’s like to write about India and to have his books challenged by one of the most powerful women in the world.

Javier MoroJavier Moro is one of the most successful bestselling writers in the Spanish language. Author of six books, one of which earned the Planeta Prize, Moro writes what he likes to call “dramatized history”, which consists of recreating the life of historical characters. In order to do so, he travels around the world,
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