New Yorker: Radical Pessimism Dominates Literature

Dystopian Fiction and Films


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June 09, 2017

The New Yorker Magazine features an article on the recent history of dystopian fiction, and its not a pretty sight. Modern dystopian literature is untrusting, lonely, sullen, helpless, and hopeless — unlike the older stuff. We also do a spread-sheet analysis on box office receipts on dystopian films, and find an exponential rise in just 20 years. What is happening to the post-modern world? The worse the news gets in the world, however, the better our news!

This program includes: 

1. Generations with Kevin Swanson 

2. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus (President Trump Speaks to Faith and Freedom Coalition, Britain’s Conservative Party Loses Ground in Election, Bob Dylan Holds to Both Testaments)

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.