Reality Trumps Dystopia
By Nat Krieger
Reality is morphing so fast that even dystopic entertainments are struggling to catch up.
Confederacy, a drama series green lighted in July by HBO, posits an alternate future where the Confederate States of America has triumphed in their bid for secession, and the Mason-Dixon Line continues to divide slave from free. In the actual Civil War Jubal Early’s II Corps got within six miles of Washington, but 21st century Confederates ruling from the White House? Not even the creators of Game of Thrones came up with that one. [Read more…]