Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited When the novel Brave New World first appeared in its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future Here in one of the most important and fascinating
  • Title: Brave New World Revisited
  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • ISBN: 9780060898526
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brave New World Revisited
    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 humaWhen 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 Brave New World Revisted first published in 1958 is not a reissue or revision of 0060850523 Brave New World Brave New World is a novel, whereas Brave New World Revisted is a nonfiction exploration of the themes in Brave New World.
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  • Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963 Best known for his novels and wide ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social s, norms and ideals Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre eminent intellectuals of his time.

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  • Authors such as George Orwell, Margaret Atwood and Aldous Huxley scare me How can these authors who write dystopian fiction or social commentaries 30, 40, even 50 years ago be so accurate in what is going on in today s society This book is no exception Huxley is basically summarizing the first book in this collection Brave New World of which was published over 15 years before this one Some quotes that I ve extracted from this book which ring true for today are If over population should drive the [...]


  • I picked up Huxley s classic dystopian utopia Brave New World as part of my ongoing pursuit of the classics His analytical non fiction follow up some thirty years after the novel was included in the back of the paperback version I was reading, and it immediately piqued my interest, in some ways even than the novel Although I ultimately disagree with much of Huxley s worldview, this collection of essays which analyzes the possibility and probability of the events in the novel is fascinating, bot [...]


  • I fucking hate politics It s only useful in a very small amount of cases and in the rest of the time it s just a big pile of bullshit that is fed to people in order to keep them at their lower level I don t like governments and people that run countries and I really really don t like them in countries like mine or in countries like USA Somewhere in this world there must be a good president or a nice prime minister but in my country, that doesn t happen and in the USA it s all just a big scam Or, [...]


  • No doubt about it, Brave New World is an important book When I first read it in high school it was a revelation and a lot accessible than 1984, which seemed kind of dark, dreary, and difficult at the time Twenty years later, I find myself rereading 1984 almost annually because it does what great literature can do so well get under one s skin in a way that is uncomfortable yet illuminating The world Orwell creates in 1984 is somehow consistent and believable, the characters real and sympatheti [...]


  • I am pleasantly surprised This book was a series of essays about certain social institutions that are slowly making the world closely align with the future Huxley predicts in Brave New World I am not sure why Huxley is trying so hard to prove that his predictions are likely to come true than George Orwell s 1984 Here are some of the main ideas that I thoroughly enjoyed That so many of the well fed young television watchers in the world s most powerful democracy should be so completely indiffer [...]


  • If you can get past the first couple of chapters, where Huxley s remarks about Africans, Asiatics and the illiterate masses leaves me thinking he was a pretty big jerk, you ll proceed through some fascinating and fairly spot on commentary about totalitarianism and propaganda and democracy, to a final paragraph that bemoans kids these days and their lack of dedication to freedom So, it s overall a useful and interesting read, while being the product of its time.


  • Cesur Yeni D nya n n yazar Huxley, b y k yank uyand ran topik eserindeki tahayy l ve ng r lerinin ne oranda ger ekle mekte oldu u zerine bir g ncelleme yay mlam denilebilir Yazar, Orwell n topyas 1984 ile kendi topyas n da k yasl yor Fazlaca zet olacak ama bask c rejimlere zorla boyun e en 1984 d nyas n n insanlar n n aksine, Cesur Yeni D nyan n insanlar kar nlar doydu u ve ac ekmedikleri s rece ya da ac ekmemek zere g n ll olarak zg rl klerinden feragat edebiliyorlard topyas n n izlerini s ren [...]


  • Quis custodiet custodes Mankind has always dreamed of the perfect society, just as it has always feared the oppressive one From this dream has been born the fantasy of Utopia and from this fear the nightmare of Dystopia.But is Utopia truly the antithesis of Dystopia, and is it really an egalitarian society possible From Thomas More to Karl Marx and H G Wells and many others, this perfect society generally abides by some rigid, unimaginative and sometimes implausible rules, the main one being the [...]


  • As expected from Huxley, this is a brilliant collection of essays on our society and its future I consider it a great supplement to any anti utopian novel, to be read when initial shock is soothed and there is room for clear thought.The fact that it was published in 1959 and sounds, for the most part, like the work of a modern day social philosopher, doesn t surprise me any What continues to impress me is the author s ability to stay away from imposing his own leanings on his prose Of course, [...]


  • In 1931, Aldous Huxley wrote his magnum opus Brave New World a prescient masterpiece dealing with what the author termed as a fable dealing with de humanization employing techniques of over organisation This prophetic anti utopian novel ranks alongside George Orwell s 1984 as one of the most influential books penned on the swift and forced erosion of independent thought and freedom of choice Using a combination of centralised control of reproduction and neo natal programming, a dictatorial regim [...]



  • While Brave New World was a fantastic book, one may not fully appreciate the amount of detail that had gone into it before reading Brave New World Revisited, an explanation from Aldous Huxley on what each part of the original novel had meant and to what purpose each detail served Brave New World Revisited is practically a how to manual on running a dystopian city and distributing propaganda and enforcing the law The work of Huxley in Brave New World Revisited is nearly as brilliant as the first [...]


  • In July it will have been two years since I read Huxley s Brave New World see my review here Like Orwell s classic dystopian book 1984 , Huxley s was a real eye opener And it seems that both authors were clairvoyant, as we re currently living in an age where both principles are applied.Big Brother via smartphones, cctv, Windows, etc is watching our every move Not only for so called security measures, but also for commercial reasons Big Data , which is what Brave New World was about, to a certain [...]


  • In questo saggio, che Huxley scrive postumo a Brave new world , ma che vuol essere l argomentazione a priori delle sue tesi circa il mondo artefatto e dispotico da lui costruito, ho avuto il piacere di imbattermi nella lucida e brillante personalit di un uomo colto, che riesce ad addentrarsi nei meandri della nostra societ , per portarne alla luce difetti, piaghe, calamit future.Egli suggerisce, infatti, che il nostro mondo racchiude, gi nelle sue fondamenta, la malattia che ne decreter la distr [...]


  • If you enjoyed Brave New World , only because it is a fiction, this book, which is psycho analysis, if you will, of the Brave New World and our World in general, might not be for you I personally enjoyed this one, because I didn t look at the Brave New World as strictly a fiction novel, but a warning sign, an example and explanation of scientifically induced soft tyrannical society The world is painted in the bright lights and happiness, but at the same time lack of individual decision making, c [...]


  • My bad I really thought this could be another stage or something like a protraction of the Brave New World but to my meh there they were essays ideas, quotes, argues oh my oh my I like Aldous Huxley, I am about to read his collection of essays, he has logical points of view sometimes and undoubtful arguments sometimes I do not actually have a great relationship with what you call history at the moment either just with those parts cointaining diseases and some reigns, fun maniac facts Despite eve [...]


  • In this short book, Huxley talks about the fears of a future similar to the book Brave New World , where there is no freedom and all human beings have no individuality.Topics such as overpopulation, propaganda and brainwashing are treated in detail, illustrating as a dictator of the future could use various elements of the book Brave New World to keep people under control.Beautiful food for thought about politics, social aspects and freedom However, I found the book a bit tiring and repetitive N [...]


  • Brave New World stands alone, a class unique as far as books go It is brutal, utterly crushing to the soul to envision humanity sinking that low and yet, compellingly real It is a wake up call and Huxley is sooo right and his vision so accurate considering today s growing surveillance society His words, paraphrased, that you don t have to wage war against people any to take away their freedom you simply have to convince them that for the sake of their own security it is better to give away their [...]


  • Un libro espl ndido de ideas finamente argumentadas y entramadas Tiene altibajos, pero sus altas compensan con creces sus escasos momentos planos Es una magn fica radiograf a pol tica de la poca moderna que tambi n alcanza a explicar la supuesta poca posmoderna, que en la realidad no ha sido sino un fracasado esfuerzo por romper el modelo de uniformidad de la poca de la que surge Huxley escribe sobre las causas que determinaron el dominio absoluto de las masas de Hitler, pero al mismo tiempo, no [...]


  • Unlike the original novel, this book is actually a collection of essays exploring the topics discussed in the original book Brave New World This book was written 25 years later, and Huxley expresses his astonishment at not only how accurate much of his speculation prediction was, but just how quickly things had changed This book makes sense to read, of course, after the novel it is based on It s fairly light reading, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the novel or in social science, sci [...]


  • Scris pe marginea minunatei sale distopii Minunata lume noua , eseul lui Huxley este citit dupa aproape 60 de ani ca un comentariu de incredibila actualitate Previziunile sale obscure si pesimiste s au implinit cu o viteza chiar mai rapida decat se astepta el, iar individul este astazi mai constrans de fortele superioare lui mai mult ca oricand Insa, precum concluzioneaza si Huxley, poate ca fortele care ne ameninta acum libertatea sunt prea puternice pentru a li se putea rezista multa vreme Si [...]


  • 27 years after writing Brave New World, passing through the rise of totalitarian dictatorships in Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, World War II, 1984 by George Orwell, the advancements in techniques of mind manipulation in western democracies, Huxley writes the collection of essays on thoughts of modern world compared to his fables of Brave New World.This work is a great contribution in terms of individuality, personal freedom, and in terms of pointing out the personal and impersonal forces trying [...]


  • Uff Dur simo Tard casi medio a o en leerlo, no porque sea dif cil, sino porque es demasiado para procesar ser a genial poder sentarme a debatir con bocha de gente la ideolog a del Huxley desde que escribi Un Mundo Feliz hasta esta cr tica de su propia obra.No coincido plenamente con su pensamiento, pero si entiendo que el tipo en su momento estamos hablando de los a os 60 , plantea que abramos la cabeza, que la usemos cr ticamente y as , nos vuela el marulo Bah, eso me pas a m.Destaco algunas ci [...]


  • It was interesting to consider how proprietary standards and customs dictate how we behave and opine about the ongoings of individual members in society Aldous introduces a utopian, futuristic society where everyone loves what they do, are conditioned to enjoy their jobs and socioeconomic status in life, and are granted the physical and intellectual attributes appropriate for their social position Alpha Plus, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon It was interesting to consider the different soci [...]


  • I liked a lot this collection of essays by Aldous Huxley about his novel Brave new world I specially liked his explanations about Hitler s strategies to manipulate mass audiences, and also when Huxley writes about the freedom menaces I think these menaces are pretty the same today I recommend this book to everyone interested in social topics, and people who found interesting the novel Brave new world.


  • Fascinating, the kind of novel that makes you think critically while half asleep and on your way to work If I ever have to read the word pneumatic in another book, though, it would be too soon Highly recommended I may add to this review after a second reading but there is so much to consider about the content Huxley chose to include and the odd turn of the second half.


  • crit en 1958 mais en grande partie tr s actuel et terrifiant L humanit se battra t elle pour sa libert ou acceptera t elle sa servitude sugg r e par notre soci t aux mains de quelques puissants



  • Definitely thought provoking especially his essays on irrational propaganda His call for education of our children and adults on how to analyze propaganda, how to tell truth from nonsense, is still relevant today.


  • This small volume of political analysis was written by Aldous Huxley in 1958 In it, he looks at his masterful work Brave New World written in 1931 and analyzes it in the context of World War II and the history of Adolf Hitler In many places in the book, he also brings in the ideas from George Orwell s 1984 to analyze modern society I found this book to be very powerful and meaningful in today s context Our current activities of mass marketing, social media, talk radio, biased cable news shows, v [...]


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