Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Aldous Huxl-Eye

Aldous Huxley floating within the letter "A" one eye closed...
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Brave New World Penguin Books 1932 / Brave New World Revisited Bantam Books 1958

Aldous Huxley, social critic and author of Brave New World, talks to Wallace about threats to freedom in the United States, overpopulation, bureaucracy, propaganda, drugs, advertising, and television.

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The Mike Wallace Interview
Aldous Huxley

"Omitted from the picture are the mechanical and military enemies of freedom - the weapons and "hardware" which have so powerfully strengthened the hands of the worlds rulers against their their subjects, and the ever more ruinously costly preparations for ever more senseless and suicidal wars. The chapters that follow should be read against a background of thoughts about the Hungarian uprising and its repression, about H-Bombs, about the cost of what every nation refers to as "defense," and about those endless columns of uniformed boys, white, black, brown, yellow, marching obediently toward the common grave" - page viii Brave New World Revisited

1980s BBC TV version of Brave New World

"But liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish on a war footing, or even a near-war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of the central government. And permanent crises is what we have to expect in a world in which over-population is producing a state of things, in which dictatorship under Communist auspices becomes almost inevitable." - page 12 Brave New World Revisited

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