“Divergent” and “Hunger Games” as capitalist agitprop

Let’s pause for a moment, in fact, to notice that this kind of story almost always imagines a future world that’s far simpler than the one we currently live in, one in which all the stuff and clutter of our lives – the screens, the gizmos, the cars, the noise – has evaporated. As David Mamet once put it, every fear hides a wish.

“Divergent” and “Hunger Games” as capitalist agitprop