Nostradamus meets Chicken Little, perceptive at be
by ryefish on May 29, 2007The world that incubated the thought of Aldous Huxely during his writing of Brave New World was not so very different from our own. The fact that at the time there was much uncertainty of the coming dangers the future would face fostered Huxley’s inspiring assessment. The western world sat on the brink of chaos that the aggressors of WWII would soon bring. As we live in a time of similar uncertainty and the world returns to entropy, Brave New World is no less poignant in the lessons it seeks to explain.
Brave New World is an excellent book, particularly considering its age. The storyline delves into the bizarre and outright absurd, but when you consider how absurd our world would seem to societies 100 years ago, perhaps its not that far off.
There is no doubt Huxley hit the nail on the head with some of his analysis and who can say what the distant future still holds in store for us. Modern authors, like Benjamin Barber, use examples from works like Brave New World to demonstrate the downfall of modern society.
Uniquely brilliant and an overall great story that inspires though, and there’s no harm in that.
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