Brave New World meets our world

For this blog post, you will discuss either the PBS NewsHour’s exploration of junk news and how it relates to Huxley’s novel,


make connections between the novel and the article: “How Learning New Words Could Make you Happier.”

For both of these you will make text to text, text to self, text to world connections.

If writing about the video, you can ask yourself – for what purpose is “junk” created and shared?

Who decides how much untruth circulates, and who is responsible? (They may not be the same entity.)


If writing about the Time article, be sure to look at the issue through the novel’s characters (John, of course) and to consider this in your own life. Do you agree? Is this idea “hippie-dippie” or sound?