The Obsession with Dystopia in the Trump Era

Shortly after Trump won the presidency, various media reports ominously claimed that the public was revisiting Dystopian literature en masse. Famed classics like George Orwell’s 1984 and Alduous Huxley’s A Brave New World were flying off the shelves. The public, it seems with crippling angst, was desperate for a glimpse into what 4 years of Trump would look like. How bad was it going to be they all wondered. People actually believed that there were similarities to be found between Trump’s America, less than a few months into his presidency, and the never-before-seen totalitarian regimes of dark fiction. Continue reading “The Obsession with Dystopia in the Trump Era”