Brave New World Revisited

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Harper Collins, Feb 16, 2000 - Fiction - 130 pages
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When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.

Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. Brave New World Revisited is a trenchant plea that humankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.

 

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Great book, but I did not like the ending. - Goodreads
The new cover art for this edition is awesome. - Goodreads
i like the ideas better then the writing. - Goodreads
The poetry of his prose is undeniable. - Goodreads
I guess I like happy endings too much. - Goodreads
his intro alone is worth the price of admission. - Goodreads

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Lots of prophetic ideas about how overpopulation, industrial technologies and the mass media would erode democracies around the globe and lead to their replacement with totalitarian oligarchies. But ... Read full review

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Not nearly as good as 1984, but in a similar vein. It was "ok." Read full review

Contents

OverPopulation
1
Quantity Quality Morality
13
OverOrganization
17
Propaganda in a Democratic Society
29
Propaganda Under a Dictatorship
37
The Arts of Selling
47
Brainwashing
59
Chemical Persuasion
69
Subconscious Persuasion
79
Hypnopaedia
89
Education for Freedom
101
What Can Be Done?
113
About Aldous Huxley
125
Brave New World Revisited 1958
129
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Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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