Now More Than Ever
University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Drama - 95 pages
Over the course of his long career, Aldous Huxley shifted away from elitist social satires and an uncompromising irreligion toward greater concern for the masses and the use of religious terms and imagery. This title was written just after Brave New World and is a response to the social, economic and political upheavals of its time. Huxley's protagonist is an idealistic financier whose grandiose scheme for industrial renewal drives him to swindling and finally to suicide. His fate allows the author to expose the evils he percieves in free-market capitalism while pleading the case for national economic planning and the rationalisation of Britain's industrial base.
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More of a historical curiosity than a functional drama, this previously unpublished play by Huxley (1894$1963) offers readers another dimension to the creator of the novel Brave New World and the play ... Read full review
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Page 85 - If consumption exceed production, the capital of the country must be diminished, and its wealth must be gradually destroyed from its want of power to produce ; if production be in a great excess above consumption, the motive to accumulate and produce must cease from the want of will to consume.