I've been thinking about Game of Thrones...
Just once... I’d like to be treated to a popular TV show about a democratic republic with no games and no thrones and nobody is better than anybody because of what family they were born into but because of great achievements in science and technology.
Where the drama does not hang on the brutalizing of rival clans but on the challenges of facing down nature and prevailing over adversity to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number. Where there is freedom and liberty for all.
Where the action is not tailored to incurious teenagers, mind-numbed by video games, but to insatiably curious adults who yearn to learn something about the human condition and who aspire to make the world better and for the species to survive.
But I guess that’s the ultimate fantasy TV show.
John Addington Symonds (1840) It was on this date, October 5, 1840, that British writer John Addington Symonds was born in Bristol. He was educated at Oxford and married Janet Catherine North (sister of botanical artist Marianne North), on 10 November 1864, producing four daughters. Having health problems throughout his life, Symonds gave up the […]