Nightwatch hI somehow managed to live to age 60 before reading a book most people read inigh school The title is so etched in our culture I Shoes Wisely had little curiosity and now I ve discovered justow brilliant this 1932 novel is While the specifics of Huxley s Brave New World may not yet be El Muro here or not in the forme envisioned the picture Walking in Bulgarias National Parks he paints is frightening Ase says in the introduction There is of course no reason why the new totalitarianisms should resemble the oldA really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not The Best Corpse for the Job (Lindenshaw Mysteries, have to be coerced because they love their servitudeThe first element of the brave new world is production line bio manufacturing of people assembly line produced babies standard men and women in uniform batches bio engineered to fit a particular role in life Henry Ford s production methods are so revered the passage of time is measured by AF years or years after the time of Ford Then there is the embryonic childhood and early adult conditioning explained by a manager All conditioning aims at that making people like their unescapable social destiny My favourite conditioning scenead a nurse training infants to dislike books and nature by terrifying them whenever they approached or even looked at a book or flower We condition to masses to panchira LOVEPOP gravure vol302 yui konata hate the country ie non urban living says one managerThe other means of control was mass addiction to the drug soma readily distributed to all powerful than alcohol oreroin and producing complete bliss In one scene a sub species group was getting out of control so police arrive and rather than wielding batons spray soma mist in the air Suddenly from out of the Synthetic Music Box a Voice began to speakThe sound track roll was unwinding itself in Synthetic Anti Riot Speech Number Two Medium Strength My friendswhat is the meaning of this Why aren t you all being Eden (Eden, happy and good togetherat peace at peaceOh I do want you to beappy Two minutes later the riot was overMost of the book is chilling but for a modern reader one of the funniest scenes is We Have No Word for Sex how Huxley envisioned an on the scene live radio broadcast by a reporter in the future rapidly with a series of ritual gesturese uncoiled two wires connected to the portable battery buckled round The Science of Love his waist plugged them simultaneously into the sides ofis aluminum Night Of The Shayde (Vampires Blood Mate, hat touched a spring on the crown and antennae shot up into the air touched another spring on the peak of the brim and like a jack in the box out jumped a microphone andung there uivering six inches in front of Arthur Goes to School his nose Cool One of the managers summarized the brave new world this way The world s stable now People areappy they get what they want and they never want what they can t get They re well off they re safe they re never ill they re not afraid of death they re blissfully ignorant of passion and old age they re plagued with no mothers or fathers they ve got no wives or children or lovers to feel strong about they re so conditioned that they practically can t All About You help behaving as they ought to behave And if anything should go wrong there s soma It s a neo fascist s wet dreamInis follow up bookletessay Brave New World Revisited written in 1958 Huxley compared Orwell s nightmare vision of 1984 with Drowning Erin his vision of Brave New World and describes the differences this way In 1984 the lust for power is satisfied by inflicting pain in Brave New World by inflicting aardly less Liberators humiliating pleasure I don t think modern day totalitariansave set aside Orwell s approach but I do fear the most serious danger in the future is closer to what Huxley envisioned The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative The victim of mind manipulation does not know that The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings he is a victim Toim the walls of Scars On Our Hearts (Open Door Love Story Book 4) his prison are invisible ande believes imself walls of is prison are invisible and Unplanned he believesimself be free That The Beauty he is not free is apparent only to other people His servitude is strictly objective While its illustrious counterpart Orwell s 1984as entered our cultural lexicon in significant ways who doesn t know about Doublethink Newspeak Memory Hole or The Ministry of Truth Huxley s concocted fable of a scientifically authored future for mankind remains the most clinically rationally approached and thus prescient one In a far off future this vision penned down in 1931 could very well prove to be correct making the noble attempt of is former student Orwell seem almost crude and laughable in comparison Indeed in 2017 a Brave New World scenario is near than we d like to imagine All the technical tools even if still primitive are available all that need be added are the right circumstances
And A Powerful Unopposed Group a powerful unopposed group willed enough to bring it into realityYet for all its prophetic potency at the same time this is exactly where the issue lies with Brave New World as a work
of art it doesn t cleave to you It s a novel almost solely composed of ideas And art it doesn t cleave to you It s a novel almost solely composed of ideas And judged purely as a novel it shows itself to be rather threadbare in its construction offering up little than a dry summation of what are admittedly intriguing concepts but ultimately showing an acute deficiency in its ability to evoke any deep emotion This primarily is the fault of its underdeveloped two dimensional characters and a lacklustre almost lazy plot that doesn t necessarily invite further contemplation by the reader on the intricacies of what by all rights should be a richly textured world or on its istory for that matter It s mind bogglingly restricted superficial and ow ironic sterile One wouldn t be wrong in asserting this might ave been Huxley s exact intention so as to make the future all the devoid of A Lifes Journey Vaira Vīke-Freiberga President of Latvia humanity and thus frightening to us but that shouldn t serve as an excuse for tedium All good fiction does need toave these emotional anchors in place Here sadly it falls short in that regard A Cosmic language historically significant work to be sure but. Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited are reissued in thisandsome one volume ardcover edition with a new foreword by Christopher HitchensThe astonishing novel Brave New World originally published in 1932 presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future of a world utterly transformed Through the most efficient scienti. He fragility of societal structure which can crumble and surrender to the whims of its selected fewone But it also made clear the neccessity to exercise our faculties rationally to be aware of the dangers such advances may Pass the ABO exam hold for the future ofuman civilization itselfPS Only thing which really didn t go down well with me about this book was the portrayal of the character of John the Savage He is born in a savage society there is no mention of The Subversion of Christianity him being ever educated bute The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, has read the complete works of Shakespeare andis discourse later on shows a kind of deep understanding and adherence to an idea of morality which is difficult to imagine owing to The Best Bart Show (Best-Bart, his savage upbringing Prophetic Well Aldous Huxley 1894 1963 tried to predict what wouldappen probably during our time now up to the 26th century or 632 AF Anno Ford with Year 0 being 1908 when Model T was introduced He wrote this novel Brave New World in 1931 and first published in 1932 Fifteen years after in 1949 George Orwell did a similar thing when Deep Freeze (Protocol One Saga he publishedis social science fiction 1984 Both Huxley and Orwell were like Nostradamus but without the dreams or visions Huxley came from the famous Huxley family with outstanding scientific medical artistic and literary talent Orwell on the other Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln Including the Lincoln-Douglas Debate hand was said to possess a keen intelligence and wit a profound awareness of social injustice an intense revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialismIMO let s see whatappened so far after almost 80 years At least with some semblance Huxley s prophesy Babies are mass produced in laboratories Take note that Watson and Crick only discovered the DNA elix structure in 1953 So this was a good guess by Huxley Reality Dolly the cloned sheep 1996 2003 Huxley s prophesy Soma readily available all around upper that make you feel better Reality Ecstasy etc although they are not readily available and expensive Huxley s prophesy Overpopulation Reality Correct But that should be easy Huxley s prophesy Free sex Reality Marry your wife get sex free Huxley s prophesy No religion no God no concept of the family no mama no papa Reality think that this as not changed so muchSeriously this is a well written dystopian novel and is now top of my list of favorite sci fi novels relegating 1984 to second place Reason this came before that Orwell s book and this is written in a funny way that I think even children can appreciate John the Savage for example seems like Tarzan the first time The White Horse Prophecy he sees the World State aka The Brave New World and alsois elouence and mastery of Shakespeare s verses is just so funny Why Shakespeare Because Huxley and The Bard were both British Well I should Healing Holly have added that In a way Huxley also indirectly prophesized that children of the 21st century would still study Shakespeare in school Huxley and Shakespeare are both genius anyway So let their books live forever Thanks to my reading buddies Bea Angus and Tintin for reading this book with me Whoever thought of Brave New World A difficult book to rate I thoroughlyated the journey Random thoughts that popped into my ead along the way included I d like to go to Iceland Right now I could really use a soma Tablet Dystopia Is So Dystopia is so my cup of teaThe ideas communicated are both profound and profoundly disturbing but the vehicle used to communicate them to the reader is simply excruciating Lame shallow characterizations along with a simplistic and simply boring plot a lethal
combination In the excellent foreword which I don t recommend reading until the end Christopher Hitchens suggests that the In the excellent foreword which I don t recommend reading until the end Christopher Hitchens suggests that the are two dimensional for a reason because the Society of BNW as snuffed out their emotional and intellectual depth This may be so but it makes for painful reading Nabokov detested the novel of ideas for very good reason they just aren t much funAnd yet I thoroughly enjoyed the climactic conversation between the Savage and the World Controller Here we get to The Pioneer Woman Cooks hear Aldous channeled via Mustapha Mond brilliantly lay outis full dystopic vision I just couldn t bear the path taken to get me there Brave New World Revisited The earlier chapters on population pressures over organization and propaganda are uite prescient and interesting I lost interest once e began delving into ow the future state will brainwash and distract the individual and I suspect e did as well In
the end notes Huxley is uoted as saying upon completing BNW Revisited I am sick end notes Huxley is uoted as saying upon completing BNW Revisited I am sick tired of this kind of writingFinally it must be said that Huxley was a futurist but was also inevitably a product of is time His obsession with eugenics The Holy Puranas his belief in theereditary nature of intelligence and Emanate (Insight his obvious anti Semitism detract and distract fromis core message Still I couldn t ave ated it all that much as I just added Island and Point Counter Point to my GoodReads ueue Brave New World beat out 1984 as the tyranny of choice Consider smartphone addiction people love to be enslaved 2ooo times a day and beg for the privilege I don t believe most people make independent decisions any they just act out their programming The first step to overcoming brainwashing is to realize you ve been brainwashed Do you fail to one star your DNF s To do so is to cheat the reading community of their time Is it because you are lazy or because you want to be nice If you are doing it in order to get likes are you certain that strategy is effective Or is it because your “Machu Picchu” The Mystery Revealed By The Ancient One handlersave taught you to never uestion authority Is three uestion marks in a row bad styleIf you can t embody this level of skepticism you may no longer Finding Love In New York have a choice in the matter Why do people self censor Is it training or the path of least resistanceIf you are still reading this Iighly recommend Brave New World Revisited It s a checklist of Cuckqueaned by the Maid how we got to where we are now This one just didn t live up to theype I ad built up about it I feel bad giving it 3 stars but I just didn t enjoy it that much I m sure I should ave read it long ago. Sited published in 1958 is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses Riddle of the Pianists Fingers his tremendous knowledge ofuman relations to compare the modern day world with The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath his prophetic fatasy envisioned in Brave New World including the threats toumanity such as over population propaganda and chemical persuasionDescription from inside jacket slee. .
REVIEW Brave New WorldBrave New World Revisited.
Aesthetically lacking Brave New World Revisited 1958 Otherkin Tarot however Huxley s later commentary on the viability of the futuree envisioned I found to be much preferable Dispensing with characterization or concern for plot Huxley can engage at A Woman in Love heart s content in some intellectual freestyling ruminating extrapolating pursuing various strands of thought etc His comparision of the different techniues of mind manipulation both of individuals and of crowds employed by the authoritarian regimes of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were particularly insightful I couldave tolerated it being lengthy than it is actually In essence it is both a sobering account of La ola how malleable and indeed easily influenceduman beings in the main really are when put in the right conditions and a manual on The Day We Met how to counteract the ambitions of those in possession of the vulgar will to power A vigilant defense of freedom in all its forms education and a deep awareness of our inherent corruptability and faults Huxley argues are still our best bulwarks against further encroachment by budding tyrantsIn this case prophesy for all intents and purposes thankfully remains a mug s game What I like most about Brave New World is that it centers on the disease ofuman passivity as it s controlled by the Secret Bridesmaids Business; Its My Party (And Ill Die If I Want To) higher ups in society With 1984 there is the possibility for consciousness of the inherent evil of the subversive intolerance of the government and therefore the possibility for revolution If only the people would realize their situation If only the proles could unite against totalitarian tyranny With Huxley s fableowever this consciousness is completely undermined through the fulfillment of the base drives of the majority There is no reason to rebel and society can change only through an impossible systematic negation of all the techniues espoused that clamor to fulfill these drives Anyone who comes to realize the true state of affairs isn t filled with a Herculean wish to revamp it but can only sigh to Werewolves in the Endzone himself while secretly saying ah that s just society getting what it wants and make plans for voluntary exile This is the cynicism of Huxley given literary flesh He echoes the Dostoevskian lament through the Grand Inuisitor alluded to in Brave New World Revisited thatuman beings want to be taken care of and provided for not free Freedom is too The Olympic Games hard it takes work and to beuman is to take the easy way outThe grandeur of Huxley is that Facing the Wolf he wasn t just a novelist as seems to be the case with creative writers for the last fifty years Walker Percy Anthony Burgess and aandful of others exempt Brave New World Revisited attests to this fact as well as other minor philosophical gems like The Perennial Philosophy where Living Silence he stretches to mysticism and The Doors of Perception wheree journals the psychedelic flavor of mescaline His ruminations are perfectly commensurate with our state today where education is in decline where neohedonism is the game where it s all about money and fulfillment of drives over truth etc and the points that shine the most are on propaganda and well the distractability of یادداشتهای شهر شلوغ human beingsIn regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities the propaganda might be true or it might be false They did not foresee what in factas appened above all in our
capitalist democracies development of a vast mass communications industry concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false but with thewestern capitalist democracies
unreal the or less totally irrelevant in athe or less totally irrelevant In a they failed to take into account man s almost infinite appetite for distractionsThis is the basis of society in Brave New World and scientific and technological advances eugenics ypnopaedia classical conditioning are a means to this end Huxley saw like Chomsky after Stepford Bound him that you don t need to bludgeon the population in order to coerce it to your preferences Rather you manipulate minds Things are less messy this way I needed something to read on the plane from San Antonio so I picked this book up at an airport bookstore It was a good choice because Iave been interested in dystopian literature for some time I found Brave New World both prescient and engaging I thought Huxley did a good job not only describing is view of the future but also supplying a decent plot and good character development The interplay between the rebellious intellectual Bernard Marx the beautiful and shallow fully acclimated Lenina Crowne and the Savage John from New Mexico was interesting I also appreciated and shallow fully acclimated Lenina Crowne and the Savage John from New Mexico was interesting I also appreciated contrast between yper modern London and the Indian reservation in New Mexico where old traditions persisted Huxley described the setting in both places convincingly although they represented opposite extremes of Bulletproof Heart human behaviorI do see some signs that Huxley s depressi Yeah I enjoyed this 10000000000x better than 1984 AND WHAT WAS THAT ENDING 1984 by Orwell was the first work of dystopian fiction that I laid myands on It left me so numb that I couldn t gather my thoughts on the experience of reading it Then I read Brave New World by Huxley and then We by Zamyatin followed by the little story The New Utopia by Jerome BNW inspired me to read We That makes for a reverse order in terms of their time of publicationI am not sure why I felt drawn to these books in succession May be these readings came in wake of the increasing uncertainty towards the kind of future we are standing on the brink of I don t know if the nations Succumb have becomeostile towards each other than they were ever whether we the people Obsesionado con tus curvas (1) have become intolerant towards each other or whether it is because of the faster and consistent accessibility to theappenings around the world that it appears to be the case May be I felt that these readings might Bladder Reconstruction and Continent Urinary Diversion help me understand the extent to which weumans can advance in order to maintain the supremacy of a selected few one in power so that some form of uniformity may be imposed in the name of forced ideals What these readings really did was to lay bare Fic and psychological engineering people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpieceThe nonficton work Brave New World Revi.