Aldous Huxley (1958)
With the global political climate of 2019 nearing a revolutionary clash between old and new guards, most are or have become familiar with George Orwell’s 1949 novel “1984” – a picture of a dystopian future ruled by fear, censorship, and oppression.
Though still a titan in the literary world, lesser known in pop-culture is Aldous Huxley – author of 1931 dystopian novel “Brave New World,” presaging Orwell by almost two decades – and, oh yeah – former teacher of Orwell’s at Eton College.
Where Orwell imagined a society controlled by a spy state, Huxley first imagined a society controlled by its decadence.
As Neil Postman wrote: “In short, Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.”
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