Brave New World Revisited

Aldous Huxley

Today the science of thought control has raced far beyond the dreams of Hitler and Stalin. Methods for destroying individual freedom are being rapidly developed, and the pressures to adopt them are becoming increasingly powerful. Now, in one of the most important, fascinating, and frightening books of his career, Aldous Huxley scrutinizes these and other threats to humanity and demonstrates why we may find it virtually impossible to resist them. With overpowering impact, this book is a challenge to complacency and a plea that mankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.

status Copy #1 (3770): in
genre Sci-Fi
publisher HARPER & BROS
publish date 1958
popularity checked out 1 time(s)


  • By Pi -

    I checked this out thinking it was a sequel (it was originally filed under Sci-fi), but it turns out that it is a series of essays from 1958 about propaganda, mindwashing, overpopulation, and a little about the environment. It’s definitely dated- he unknowingly professes the miracle of DDT before they knew how terrible it is and talks a lot about Hitler’s propaganda methods, but still has interesting things to say about dystopian futures and compares the roles that Brave New World and 1984 have in the 1958 world.

    Interesting exploration; dated, but still worthwhile. Don’t expect a sequel; expect intellectualism.

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