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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.
Warning: The English in this book will be tough to digest if you were born after the 1980's. No survey on dystopian fiction is complete without Huxley's special variation on the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by elginblatherford
Much of the comment about this classic look into the crystal ball concerns its place in literature alongside its rival masterpiece, 1984. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2013 by David M. Goldberg
Nothing about this book really caught or held my attention. The premise of the novel is of course very original and a thought provoking idea, but the novel just didn't live up to... Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by K. Simmons
This book is a terrefic piece of work and it always amazes me when I think that this book was written nearly 70 years ago. Read morePublished on March 13 2002 by Ivan Thomson
Although this book was written over 40 years ago, and is a reflection on a book written over 60 years ago the issues it covers are surprisingly relevant in today's society. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2001 by Jim Richards
Written over 40 years ago, the book hardly showed me anything that I didn't knew already. Everyone with an above ape intelligence is able to minutely aknowledge manipulative... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2001 by Popescu Lucian