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Aldous Huxley

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We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy did not, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the...
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For the last week our televisions and newspapers have been taken up with commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As I write this, we are just an hour away...
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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) is commonly seen as an indictment of both tyranny and technology. Huxley himself described its theme as “the advancement of science as it affects human individuals." Brave New World...
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“This is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang but a whimper.” These lines from T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” are often quoted, but seldom taken to heart.  Even those of us who...
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Over the years I’ve seen countless book lists and there are two books on "must read lists" that speak to the modern world insightfully, but in differing manners. As dystopian works, people...
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C. R. Wiley It is unclear which was lost first, the cosmos or God. With hindsight it appears they came as a package, lose one and you lose the other. People still speak of the...
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Aldous Huxley 'But I like the inconveniences.' 'We don't,' said the Controller. 'We prefer to do things comfortably.' 'But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I...