Clare and Hannah gush about Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” its relevance today, and how important it is to pass on what we have learned to future generations.
“Pass on what you have learned. Strength. Mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is.” -Yoda
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
The poem Montag reads aloud to his wife and her friends is “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold (English poet & critic, 1822-1883). It can be found in several collections of Arnold’s poetry, but here is an inexpensive edition: Dover Beach and Other Poems by Matthew Arnold Dover Thrift Edition
The Martian Chronicles (1950)
The Illustrated Man (1951)
Fahrenheit 451 (1953, based on the short story “The Fireman” in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, 1950)
New Maps of Hell: A Survey of Science Fiction by Kingsley Amis, 1960
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) by Mark Bauerlein, 2007. Bauerlein’s follow-up book, The Dumbest Generation Grows Up is scheduled for publication in February 2022. Pre-order here.
If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by Conor Gallagher, 2012
Director Krennic: We were on the verge of greatness. We were this close to providing peace and security for the galaxy.
Galen Urso: You’re confusing peace with terror.
Director Krennic: Well, you have to start somewhere.
(dialogue from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E. Woods
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1959)
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