The book “Fahrenheit 451” and the article “The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II” both share dystopian elements of a distracted society and what happens if the media focuses on entertainment rather than news. In 451 the United States is at an endless war with other countries. However the government has been able to brainwash the citizens into believing that war is not a big deal. When Mildred invites friends over to her house, Mrs. Phelps (one of the friends) states, “the army called Pete yesterday. He’ll be back in a week...quick war...I’ve never known any dead man killed in war.” The government through the creation of a technologically consumed society has created the need for everyone to stay in their houses and indulge in the same wall TVs for long periods of time. As a result, it has made it easy for the government to put out the filtered television shows that push their agenda and “entertain” the audience with shows and debates that do not mention the wars. This is significant because it causes most citizens to become unaware of the true nature of war and the world around them. In effect of the lack of knowledge in the United States they continue to go to war and these actions lead the nation to disastrous consequences like when, “The first bomb struck...he felt the walls go dark in Millie’s face (and) heard her screaming.” In “The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II” Jackson Diehl (author) states that, “it’s shocking that so little heed is being paid to what the United Nations says...the danger that about 20 million people in four countries (Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Kenya) will suffer famine in the coming months, and that hundreds of thousands of children will starve to death.” Diehl states that the United States in particular is not paying attention to the foreign issues and the suffering of other nations in Africa. Diehl describes that America has recently become distracted by the “circus that is Donald Trump’s presidency”. Rather than the government start focusing on foreign affairs after the ending election, it continues to push through the media its political perspectives on the elected Donald Trump. Whether this media is over how Russia impacted the election or the using of Hillary's emails to criticize the democrats, they have one thing in common, they are all over the media and news networks. The media has begun to stop giving Americans real news about international threats and pressing issues in either America or the rest of the world and rather attempts to entertain the audience with wild political debates. This directly correlates to 451 because both versions of the United States are distracted and ignorant, though in different ways. In 451 the United States is at war and taking the war lightheartedly, unknowing of its true nature, and in the article the United States is only paying attention to its local and political affairs and being distracted from the pressing global issues.