dystopia dystopia

Definition(s):

  1. (n) state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
  2. (n) a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

Usage(s):

  1. Now, for Christmas, he has another one-man dystopia drama.
  2. Travalino says her school's staging of Urinetown about a future dystopia where citizens have to pay to pee had an educational angle as well.
  3. Winston Smith, a bureaucrat at the Ministry of Truth, toils day and night in the service of Big Brother, the remote, faux-benign ruler of this eerily familiar dystopia.

News

  1. Occupy the Multiplex: Class Warfare in This Summer’s Movies

    Moviegoers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains. Doesn’t the movie theater seem a little Marx-ish lately? Tales of class struggle abound this summer. At the current multiplex, you might choose from The Purge (about a future dystopia where class warfare breaks out on the one night of the year when crime goes unpunished), The East (about an agent who infiltrates a group of ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Lamb - Wise Enough

    Take a tour through a surreal industrialized dystopia in the latest video from legendary British trip hop duo. Read more...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  3. Some Call It Tyranny: An Atlantic Wire Pundit Guide

    It's really hard to measure tyranny. There's a lot of room between a libertarian sea-steading utopia and the totalitarian dystopia of North Korea. But it's tough for pundits to decide just where to draw the line. To help you keep up with where everyone stands on tyranny, we've put together this helpful diagram.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

Quotes

  1. The fear that Toronto is headed toward the British "dystopia of cameras on every corner" is unfounded, Ms. Cavoukian said.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Ann Cavoukian Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Instead of creating the best place in the world to do business," wrote Klein, "they have managed to create the worst not a corporate utopia but a ghoulish dystopia where going to a simple meeting can get you lynched, burned alive, or...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Naomi Klein Source: Sunday Herald

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