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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This wonderful little book delves into the exploration of human relationships and their seemingly supernatural tendencies to gravitate towards the Utopian highly controlled society which he fictionalized in 1932's Brave New World and Orwell so well portrayed with 1984.
Just two decades later at the time of this books writing Aldous believed his nightmare vision of a highly controlled society by the political "right" has possibly already begun. Aldous Huxley though a brilliant man, saw the world through the eyes of an intellectual elitist. One must notice that much of his worries about an overreaching and controlling 'right" wing political movements have much more in common with what we call the "Left" in America today. It was written less than a decade after WWII and the German "Socialist" Utopian and Idealic society of Adolph Hitler. (Milton Thomas Fleitas, 2005)
 

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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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