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Pick your Poison

In Books/Authors on December 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

I think Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is infinitely more socially relevant than Orwell’s “1984.”

Pick your poison: a society in which everything from employment to shaving razors is controlled and monitored by the government, in which people are terrorized and often disappear for speaking up and the world has fallen into misery… the definition of dystopia.

Or: a utopia that manufactures happiness in pieces of gum, in which people are horrified by age and parenthood has become a taboo subject. A society so liberated by meaningless information and “feelies” that they become shallow-minded pawns.

 

Like I said, pick your poison.

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