Read my column on Clinical Psychiatry News, The Media on My Mind: On-Screen ‘Hunger Games’ Found Wanting. Here’s an excerpt:
Philosophers since Plato have portrayed utopias – earthly paradises crafted and led by the best of the best. Science fiction mainly favors dystopian hells over utopian heavens. In story or film, dystopian futures may be precipitated by natural disaster or alien attack. In recent years, they’ve been emerging from our assaults upon the planet or each other.