Aldous Huxley forudså nutiden i 1931 – længe før George Orwell

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.”


2 Kommentarer

  1. Ja interessant, at han så mediernes betydning så tidligt, og nærmest forudser de sociale medier. Han var åbenbart heller ikke en af de mange intellektuelle, der var forblændet af Stalin og kommunismen.

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