Life Imitating Art as Fiction
Reader comment on: Europe: Let's End Free Speech!
Submitted by John Davis, Nov 18, 2016 12:58
After reading Ms. Bergman's astute analysis of the incorrigible conditions as they pertain to free speech and unfold in Europe, is it too far afield to consider how Kafka really was a prophetic voice after all. Anyone who is familiar with "The Trial" by Kafka will perhaps sense a certain resonance when reading what appears to be life imitating art as fiction.
Is this indeed the case of a dystopic self-fulfilling prophecy based on Bertrand Russell's monograph entitled "The Impact of Science on Society," or was Russell's work based on Kafka's? It is uncannily interesting the parallel themes running through the pages of these two literary works, one fiction and the other quite the contrary. In either case, both appear to be actively playing out in our Orwellian world as it falls into the hands of those who would rule by decree, without the least consideration for the rule of law or for the lives upon which such autocratic decrees impinge.
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