Ezra Klein recently brought attention to a book by Neil Postman from 1985 called amusing ourselves to death. He specifically mentions how Postman discusses those familiar authors of the high school literature class--Orwell and Huxley--differ in terms of their visions of a dystopian future. As Klein tells it, “‘Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information,’ wrote Postman. ‘Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.’” Today, our students face a daunting media landscape that never seems to turn off and is hyper-driven by getting their attention.