September 20, 2007

Surveillance in the Post 9-11 World

In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury imagines a world where the government protects us by burning books. In 1984, George Orwell imagined a totalitarian world where even thought was controlled; hero Winston Smith did not triumph. Is Big Brother watching us now, or are we simply taking wise precautions against real threats?

David Mackey of Plymouth State University will present this program at several locations during our Big Read:

This program is part of the NH Humanities Council's Humanities-To-Go catalog.

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