Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Welcome to the United States of Amnesia, Pt. 1

Author Michael Crichton received a journalism award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for his novel *State of Fear*, which criticizes the theory
of global warming. "It is fiction," said a spokesman for the petroleum geologists, "but it has the absolute ring of truth."

Harper's Weekly Review


Brainwise said...

Did you come up with the "United States of Amnesia" or did you borrow it from someone? However you got it, it is brilliant.

Have you read The Untied States of America? I would like to see your review.

In a similar vein, I often refer to Philadelphia as the City of Brotherly Apathy.

Michael Benton said...

I used various forms of the concept until I heard Gore Vidal phrase it perfectly in Orwell Rolls in His Grave