Flagg Taylor is a professor of political theory and such at Skidmore College, a friend, and the editor of the essential new collection on totalitarianism and dissent called The Great Lie. And now he’s blogging at Ricochet, home of the blogosphere’s best comments section, writing posts like this one:
Ive spent and continue to spend a great deal of time thinking about totalitarianism. In what guise will it appear next? What if we dont need some dramatic revolutionary change in government, some new political ideology, but only an ever-gradual, barely noticeable change in our sense of ourselves? In other words, dont worry so much about Orwells 1984 but about Huxleys Brave New World.