Illustration for article titled We Love Dystopia Because Its So Rich... With Meaning

"Why does the land of plenty love dystopias?... Maybe the lure of dystopia is that it’s one of the few remaining popular genres that seem to invite tragedy. Not cheap accidental tragedy, but the real kind, the inevitable, ironic kind where the hero gets disabused of his illusions in the instant after he is ruined." — Tim Cavanaugh, writing in Reason.

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