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Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited By Aldous Huxley Christopher Hitchens Brave New World Brave New World Revisited The astonishing novel Brave New World originally published in presents Aldous Huxley s vision of the future of a world utterly transformed Through the most efficient scientific and psychologica

  • Title: Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
  • Author: Aldous Huxley Christopher Hitchens
  • ISBN: 9780060776091
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited By Aldous Huxley Christopher Hitchens The 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 scientific 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 blazingThe 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 scientific 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 masterpiece.The non fiction work Brave New World Revisited, published in 1958, is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern day world with his prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including the threats to humanity, such as over population, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.
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    1. Rakhi Dalal on said:

      1984 by Orwell was the first work of dystopian fiction that I laid my hands 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 publication.I am not sure why I felt drawn to these books in succession May be these readings came in wake of the increasing uncertaint [...]

    2. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      Prophetic Well, Aldous Huxley 1894 1963 tried to predict what would happen probably during our time now up to the 26th century or 632 A.F 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 he published his social science fiction, 1984 Both Huxley and Orwell were like Nostradamus but without the dreams or visions Huxley came from the famous Huxley [...]

    3. Larry on said:

      I somehow managed to live to age 60 before reading a book most people read in high school The title is so etched in our culture, I had little curiosity and now I ve discovered just how brilliant this 1932 novel is While the specifics of Huxley s Brave New World may not yet be here, or not in the form he envisioned, the picture he paints is frightening As he says in the introduction There is, of course, no reason why the new totalitarianisms should resemble the oldA really efficient totalitarian [...]

    4. Tristan on said:

      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 he is a victim To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free That he is not free is apparent only to other people His servitude is strictly objective While its illustrious counterpart, Orwell s 1984, has entered our cultural lexicon in significant ways who [...]

    5. T4ncr3d1 on said:

      Avete mangiato qualcosa che v ha fatto male indag Bernardo.Il Selvaggio fece cenno di s Ho mangiato la civilt Non so perch abbia aspettato cos tanto a leggere questo testo E dire che praticamente universalmente considerato il terzo legittimo membro di quel trittico distopico che include 1984 e Fahrenheit 451.Il mondo nuovo esattamente il rovescio del capolavoro orwelliano, come rivendicato dallo stesso autore l il controllo forzato attraverso un sistema di punizioni, qui un controllo pi morbido [...]

    6. Carol Smith on said:

      Brave New WorldA difficult book to rate I thoroughly hated the journey Random thoughts that popped into my head along the way included I d like to go to Iceland Right now I could really use a soma tablet Dystopia is so not 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 f [...]

    7. Roberto on said:

      Reclamiamo il diritto di essere infeliciChi si interessa di ingegneria ed automazione sa che di fronte ad un determinato problema il progettista ha l abitudine mentale di analizzarlo, individuarne i dati e le variabili in gioco, fissare gli obiettivi e quindi procedere alla progettazione del sistema per ridimensionarlo, con metodo Senza tenere conto di fattori etici o legati alla morale.E se tentassimo di risolvere i problemi del mondo attuale con la stessa logica, funzionerebbe Obiettivo elimin [...]

    8. Simona Bartolotta on said:

      How beauteous mankind is O brave new world that has such people in t W Shakespeare, La tempesta Nel mondo nuovo ogni singola persona felice Ogni singola persona bella, intelligente, benestante Be , per essere sinceri circa una met della popolazione stata sottoposta ad un arresto della crescita quand era ancora allo stato embrionale o gi di l , e adesso qualcosa come una razza subumana sottomessa agli individui normali Per fa niente, sono felici anche loro, e sapete perch La verit che nel mondo n [...]

    9. John M on said:

      What I like most about Brave New World is that it centers on the disease of human passivity as it s controlled by the 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 fable, however, this consciousness is completely undermined through t [...]

    10. DNF with Jack Mack on said:

      Brave New World beat out 1984 as the tyranny of choice Consider smartphone addiction, people love to be enslaved 2,ooo 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 [...]

    11. Grazia on said:

      Si supponga per assurdo che in un futuro imprecisato si costituisca una societ in cui sia deprecato avere rapporti monogami l uomo si riproduca attraverso la manipolazione genetica, e sempre per il tramite di essa si decida a priori la classe di appartenenza dell essere cos generato non esistano i sentimenti, i legami, ma uno stato di tranquillit perenne indotto dalla soddisfazione degli istinti primari si faccia uso legale di una droga, soma , per il cui tramite la tristezza o l inquietudine no [...]

    12. Giovanna on said:

      4.5Terrificante Terrificante perch vicino Perch d da pensare Perch la realt de Il mondo nuovo molto pi simile alla nostra di quanto avrei mai pensato 1984 fa paura, perch per chi lo legge ora parla di un passato pi recente di quanto non ci piaccia pensare, ma Il mondo nuovo pu farci paura perch parla di un presente E lo stesso Huxley ci fa notare che al tempo della sua stesura Il mondo nuovo sembrava un futuro remoto, poco probabile mentre 1984 era la certezza E invece eccoci qua Gli abitanti de [...]

    13. Kirstin on said:

      This one just didn t live up to the hype I had 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 have read it long ago.

    14. Seth on said:

      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 I have 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 his 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 Leni [...]

    15. Mickdemaria on said:

      Il mondo nuovo insieme a 1984 e a Noi di Zamjatin uno dei grandi romanzi distopici del 900 Aldous Huxley un grande intellettuale che proviene da una famiglia di intellettuali, accademico, filosofo, investigatore lisergico, musicologo, romanziere Non c ambito del sapere che questo autore non abbia toccato Mente curiosa e vivace ci consegna con quest opera un grande romanzo e una seria riflessione sociologica in un epoca in cui il concetto di distopia ancora non esisteva Il romanzo ci trasporta in [...]

    16. ✧ k a t i e ✧ on said:

      Yeah, I enjoyed this 10000000000x better than 1984 AND WHAT WAS THAT ENDING

    17. Claudia on said:

      Yes, I read this a long time ago No, I didn t remember anything I came to the book thinking it was a mirror image of 1984, with the political violence and control But Huxley is much subtle, and ironic The control evident in THIS Brave New World has been willingly given overlationships, emotions, drive, ambition Individualismne of this matters, and no one cares.I had forgotten the tongue in cheek humor in the observationsuntil John Savage appears Then the tone shifts and the book moves to its co [...]

    18. Briar Rose on said:

      There are so many layers to Brave New World One aspect that is often overlooked is its exploration of what it means to be human, and how far humanity can be stretched and altered before basic humanness disappears I think this is why the book still resonates today even though the methods have changed, we are still using technology to play with the idea of humanness, whether it be computers, genetic engineering or something else The book raises questions about the interplay of science and technolo [...]

    19. Kane Bergstrom on said:

      Tonight, I finished Brave New World , a book published in 1932, by Aldous Huxley Ironically I was wearing work boots and pants, and on the clock for a fortune five hundred company A pawn, an epsilon if you may, in this world run on time, money, and class His visions have come true in a sense, but just the fact that we can read such things proves different But, it does give proof that maybe his new society had it right If I had never read this book, or any book, or any free form of entertainment, [...]

    20. Alessandro on said:

      Cos la libert umana che qui si perde assieme all individualit Meglio viver al proprio posto, in un mondo nuovo, secondo le proprie capacit individuali prestabilite al concepimento in provetta in una civilt calcolata che come una macchina ben oliata gira e rigira nell ignoranza e accettazione individuale e nella perfetta organizzazione collettiva oppure invece esser selvaggi e saper leggere e citare Shakespeare e provare emozioni disgustose e arretrate Cos meglio e cosa inquieta di pi

    21. Atilio Frasson on said:

      Tres estrellas para Un mundo feliz y cuatro para Nueva visita a un mundo feliz

    22. FerroN on said:

      Tutti sono felici nel Mondo Nuovo due miliardi di automi inumani, prodotti e selezionati in laboratorio e condizionati con tecniche subliminali fin dalla nascita, sottoposti alla felice tirannia del benessere Con l ausilio di scienza e tecnologia, lo stato mondiale programma ciascuno di essi per un preciso compito da svolgere nella societ e, tramite un corollario di divertimenti, distrazioni e droghe, riesce a far s che nessuno possa prendere coscienza della propria assoluta mancanza di libert.H [...]

    23. Krista on said:

      O wonder How many godly creatures are there here How beauteous mankind is O brave new world,That has such people in t William Shakespeare, The TempestThis was a reread for me why did everyone who saw me with this book say, Haven t you read that before and I suppose since everyone has read it, everyone knows the basic premise of Brave New World About 600 years from now, after a devastating Nine Years War full of terror and anthrax bombs, a world government is put into place Through genetic manipu [...]

    24. Benjamin B. on said:

      What would happen if you were designed in a lab If things like hair color, height, and IQ, were determined by a Greek letter Brave New World is a book where people are born in test tubes They are then decided to be in the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon class Then they decide all of your characteristics, based on what class you are in As you group up, you are taught morals through the hypnopaedic process sleep teaching One of these morals is to not like being alone But, there is a man name [...]

    25. Jay on said:

      This was an OK book First off I enjoyed the futuristic feel of the book even though it was written back in the Thirties The idea of humans being mass produced is pretty wild The thing that I didn t like about it was the dryness of the book I did not see a plot buildup nor a very high climax in the plot In some sections the book is really dense and I would have to use Sparknotes on it to try and decipher its meaning In some other cases it was a good read that I could follow I am the type of perso [...]

    26. Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson on said:

      A very disturbing read I was very upset by this book on many levels, but was intrigued by the structure Huxley used Every different line was a different plot following many chracters.

    27. Eustachio on said:

      Avete tutto il diritto di additarmi per strada urlando SCHIAPPA o Non hai capito proprio niente , ma uno dei tanti problemi che ho avuto con Il mondo nuovo in quanto distopia nella triade dei tanto amati 1984 e Fahrenheit 451 non solo che questi due sono molto meglio, bens che quella di Huxley secondo me pi che una distopia un utopia.Ne Il mondo nuovo non c pi il concetto di famiglia, la societ divisa in caste, le persone condizionate sin dalla nascita a essere felici nella propria casta, non si [...]

    28. Agathangelos on said:

      Il romanzo, una fantasia avveniristica con un intreccio rudimentale, tenta di capire il trauma partendo dal principio del disincantamento del mondo, esasperandolo fino all assurdo, ricavando l idea della dignit umana dal riconoscimento della disumanit Il motivo di partenza sembra essere la percezione della somiglianza di tutti i prodotti in serie, uomini o cose che siano La metafora schopenahauriana dei prodotti di fabbrica della natura viene presa alla lettera Greggi brulicanti di gemelli vengo [...]

    29. Aug Mdc on said:

      A chilling look at a supposed utopia Chillingly relatable to today

    30. Joseph R. on said:

      Brave New World is a classic in dystopian fiction It shows the world circa 700 AF After Ford The world is seemingly ruled by one central authority, which can be looked at in two ways In one way, the central authority is the Alphas, individuals raised to be the intellectuals and social organizers who keep society running peacefully and efficiently Part of the efficiency managing the production of all classes of people Alphas, Betas, Gammas, etc They are grown in special Hatchery and Conditioning [...]

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