American dystopia doesn't have to happen

We may be living in a mash-up of "1984" and "The Matrix," but Andrew O'Hehir hasn't given up hope yet

By 92nd Street Y

Published June 24, 2013 11:00PM (EDT)

Are we living in George Orwell's worst nightmare come true?

As part of 92Y's partnership with Salon, Andrew O'Hehir breaks down the predictions of sci-fi dystopians in light of the recent NSA surveillance scandal. O'Hehir gives credit to Orwell, Aldous Huxley and The Wachowski siblings for their insights, but offers hope that all is not lost yet. Check out the video below and see other videos from this series at 92Y's American Conversation website.

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