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[Before and after the year 1984] we had
forgotten that alongside Orwell's
dark vision, there was another--slightly older,
slightly less well known, equally chilling:
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
Contrary to common belief even among the educated.
Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing.
Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an
externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley's
vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive
people of their autonomy, maturity and history.
As he saw it, people will come to lover their
oppression, to adore the technologies that
undo their capacities to think.
Why Is It Always About You?
The Road Less Traveled
Shutting Out The Sun
The Politics of Experience
Amusing Ourselves To Death
Brave New World (1932)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
The Killing Room: imdb.com/title/tt1119191/ (germany: blu-ray)
Bad Turn Worse: imdb.com/title/tt2873214/ (australia: blu-ray)
The Riot Club: imdb.com/title/tt2717860/(uk: blu-ray)
Music: Parallel, Beyond, Solstice