Aldous Huxley – Today’s Brave New World

We can’t say we weren’t warned…courtesy of benmadigan.

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Saturday Night – Film Night

Here’s an extraordinary find!

A 1958 interview with Brave New World author Aldous Huxley

It’s well worth listening to because of the themes he explores

And because he’s bang on with what he said would happen!

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might as well have put away her crystal ball

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as this visionary writer looked into our future.

You’ll be shocked and surprised at what you hear.

NB – disregard the first few seconds. I’m told they were usually messy like that at the dawn of TV broadcasting

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Much of his work deals with the conflict between the interests of the individual and society, often focusing on the problem of self-realization within the context of social responsibility.

Brave New World, published in 1932,  imagined a fictional future in which free will and individuality were sacrificed  to achieve complete social stability.

Brave New World  depicted a dystopian…

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16 Responses to Aldous Huxley – Today’s Brave New World

  1. I enjoyed the book, but haven’t seen the interview before. Thanks, Oglach.

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  2. Brave New World is one of my favorite books, but haven´t seen this interview before either. I´m just so amazed at his foresight with all things! Seeing how our evolving technology can in the end be the means of our reducing freedom etc. It´s unsettling in its truth… I think more people should see this video. Want to reblog it but don´t see the correct button underneath your post…

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  4. Very troubling and is proving to be quite true; especially with our very own orange dictator, tv/media, and Russia. Huxley was brilliant.

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  5. Huxley was a prescient man!!
    haven’t watched this interview before…thank you for the reblog. Visited the blog as well… 🙂

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  6. inesephoto says:

    We have plenty of resources. Argentina alone could feed the world. Overpopulation is not a problem. I don’t want to misuse my space in the comments, just want to tell that there are newer theories. Also bureaucratic management ( Weber) theory is a thing of the past. These days things look quite different. He was a visionary man no doubt, but the things are changing. But no doubt his concerns about money and politics are still relevant, unfortunately.

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    • oglach says:

      Plenty of resources, to be sure. How they are being accessed and distributed is another matter. Huxley’s concerns about politics and how they effect basic human rights concern me the most. You’re always welcome to comment at length here, Inese. Many thanks for stopping by.

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