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  1. says:

    This book is a small political essay that is just as relevant today as it was at the time of its writing 1958 , some twenty five years after the publication of Huxley s masterpiece What the author is trying to do here is to assess the validity of his novel s predictions, in relation to the socio political situation of the 1950s and forward Interestingly, Huxley also compares his own predictions with that of Orwell s 1984.Huxley mainly focuses on two major problems of our present time overpopulation and over organization or Will to Order , i.e the control and even despotism of Big Business and Big Government over the whole of society, and the subsequent waning of individual freedom, creativity and happiness But the way in which these big controlling powers are expressed in Brave New World is almost the opposite of that of 1984 In 1984 the lust for power is satisfied by inflicting pain, in Brave New World, by inflicting a hardly less humiliating pleasure p 34.Essentially, Brave New World depicts a society where power is exerted in the most despotic way, by feeding the people an evolved version of the Romans panis et circenses feelies and orgy porgy This is a quite exact description of our own occidental civilisation, ruled under the vast mass communication networks TV and the Internet , manipulated in many ways as instruments of conditioning and as social intoxicants Huxley provides a few sometimes humorous insights into our present political situation, by analysing the use of propaganda technology under the Nazi regime, in part inspired by the indoctrination machinery of the Holy Office in earlier times, and in part inherited by the advertisement industry in later times.Today s populist politicians use the same tactics and have the same disdain for honesty and objectivity In this regard, Huxley s essay is invaluable to help understand Donald Trump s non violent totalitarianism style of government and his administration s communication methods, backed up by large media networks like Fox A dictatorship, says Huxley, maintains itself by censoring or distorting the facts, and by appealing, not to reason, not to enlightened self interest, but to passion and prejudice, to the powerful hidden forces , as Hitler called them, present in the unconscious depth of every human mind p 63 Brave New World Revisited could probably be read alongside Wilhelm Reich s Listen, Little Man , Ortega y Gasset s La Rebeli n de las masas, and even Gilles Deleuze s essays on the soci t de contr le An essential read, not only to put Brave New World in perspective but to understand the world we live in now.


  2. says:

    Authors such as George Orwell, Margaret Atwood and Aldous Huxley scare me How can these authors who write dystopian fiction or social commentaries 30, 40, even 50 years ago be so accurate in what is going on in today s society This book is no exception Huxley is basically summarizing the first book in this collection Brave New World of which was published over 15 years before this one Some quotes that I ve extracted from this book which ring true for today are If over population should drive the underdeveloped countries into totalitarianism, and if these new dictatorships should ally themselves with Russia, then the military position of the United States would become less secure and the preparations for defense and retaliation would have to be intensified In spite of new wonder drugs and better treatment, the physical health of the general population will show no improvement, and may even deteriorate And along with a decline of average healthiness there may well go a decline in average intelligence Huxley compares his work with George Orwell s 1984 and also goes into some scientific philosophy on mind manipulation and hypnosis.To me, this book should be in every high school curriculum across the nation It would give our future generations a foundation to correct what is wrong with our society.


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    A leitura de Admir vel Mundo Novo foi fabulosa, mas arrisco a dizer que a leitura do Regresso ao Admir vel Mundo Novo foi ainda mais O ADM j um livro que nos faz pensar, se gostar amos de viver ou se nos adaptar amos vida naquele mundo controlado de uma forma que parece eficiente O RAMN faz nos pensar e reflectir ainda mais, sobre a inspira o, o que levou escrita da hist ria e situa o em ambas as pocas dos livros e o que se passa nos dias de hoje Esta dist ncia temporal intrigante, genial e assustadora ao mesmo tempo e faz me pensar em qual seria a opini o do AH se vivesse at aos dias de hoje Ser que estamos longe ou perto, como sociedade, de nos tornarmos algo parecido ao mundo do AMN Ou ser que temos a capacidade de mudar de estrat gia e evitar a desgra a Sem resposta obviamente S o futuro o dir , tal como AH tamb m o pensou um bom motivo de reflex o, se nos deixamos controlar ou se teremos a capacidade de pensar e decidir por n s pr prios este livro n o tem uma hist ria, uma colec o de ensaios, reflex es que fizeram e ainda fazem todo o sentido nos dias de hoje


  4. says:

    I picked up Huxley s classic dystopian utopia Brave New World as part of my ongoing pursuit of the classics His analytical non fiction follow up some thirty years after the novel was included in the back of the paperback version I was reading, and it immediately piqued my interest, in some ways even than the novel Although I ultimately disagree with much of Huxley s worldview, this collection of essays which analyzes the possibility and probability of the events in the novel is fascinating, both as a glimpse into his writing process and from the hindsight viewpoint of a still further sixty years into his future.


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    I fucking hate politics It s only useful in a very small amount of cases and in the rest of the time it s just a big pile of bullshit that is fed to people in order to keep them at their lower level I don t like governments and people that run countries and I really really don t like them in countries like mine or in countries like USA Somewhere in this world there must be a good president or a nice prime minister but in my country, that doesn t happen and in the USA it s all just a big scam Or, at least, that s my opinion Huxley decided, in the late fifties, to revisit his work and comment on it, in order for a better understanding He did a really nice job in this essay, let s call it, on commenting his book He explained some things about it and he made an apology for other things that he thought were not good enough, or should have been written better about He was just too young to know This explanation of his was a good way for me of finding some new things about this world and starting to think about new ideas that didn t occur to me before He did a lot of comparisons with Hitler s regime, but I think that s because Hitler had just gone out of our world for a bit than 20 years and everything about that tragedy was still recent in the minds of the people living then The wound was still open and, apparently, it didn t want to close up I liked a lot of things that he said about our world and I do find it strange or, to say, kind of amazing that what he wrote in 1932 was available in 1958 and is available now, and what he wrote in 1958 is also true for nowadays The same thing Orwell did in 1948, when he spoke of this idea the ability of the rulers of our known little world called Earth to kill freedom before it is born Now I m not sure which of them did it better, because even though they are based on the same principles and mainly the same big idea, the details are very different and it doesn t come at all as a surprise that I can t pick my favorite Though I do have something to say against Huxley s work, when compared to Orwell s 1984 is deeper, I think It s much of a philosophical dilemma than Brave New World is The thing that Huxley did and I didn t like throughout this work is comparing his book with Orwell s from 20 to 20 pages They re just not the same, so you could be able to compare them The message they speak about is the same, not the style, not the development Yes, you can compare them on a personal level, like I did before, and say which of them you liked better, but you cannot speak of them with the same easiness in terms of technical specifications Plus they are two different authors with two different views on our world, and that s to be seen in their books One speaks of cruelty, the other of eeriness One tells a story about fear and the other tells a story about not knowing what fear was One is oppression, the other is the inability to know what oppression is Anyhow, this was a great book explaining Brave New World and I do think that it was a good idea of Huxley s to write this


  6. says:

    No doubt about it, Brave New World is an important book When I first read it in high school it was a revelation and a lot accessible than 1984, which seemed kind of dark, dreary, and difficult at the time Twenty years later, I find myself rereading 1984 almost annually because it does what great literature can do so well get under one s skin in a way that is uncomfortable yet illuminating The world Orwell creates in 1984 is somehow consistent and believable, the characters real and sympathetic, their motives and fears palpable I picked up BNW for the first time since high school and found it unreadable after a certain point The characters are caricatures, the situations absurd, and the stabs at humor stilted and unfunny in that way only a towering intellect can be When I was younger I didn t understand Nabokov s horror of the novel of ideas, but after trying BNW after so long I finally got it BNW just doesn t hold up on aesthetic grounds.Which is why I m glad Huxley wrote Brave New World Revisited In it he basically strips the novel of its fictional elements and compares his predictions or, perhaps accurately, observations and extrapolations to the industrial world of the 1950s and, again presciently, beyond.In the end I suppose Huxley was a better social commentator than artist.


  7. says:

    I am pleasantly surprised This book was a series of essays about certain social institutions that are slowly making the world closely align with the future Huxley predicts in Brave New World I am not sure why Huxley is trying so hard to prove that his predictions are likely to come true than George Orwell s 1984 Here are some of the main ideas that I thoroughly enjoyed That so many of the well fed young television watchers in the world s most powerful democracy should be so completely indifferent to the idea of self government, so blankly uninterested in freedom of thought and the right to dissent, is distressing, but not too surprising To be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest with the nation, want him to think, feel and act Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and never dream of revolution.


  8. says:

    If you can get past the first couple of chapters, where Huxley s remarks about Africans, Asiatics and the illiterate masses leaves me thinking he was a pretty big jerk, you ll proceed through some fascinating and fairly spot on commentary about totalitarianism and propaganda and democracy, to a final paragraph that bemoans kids these days and their lack of dedication to freedom So, it s overall a useful and interesting read, while being the product of its time.


  9. says:

    Cesur Yeni D nya n n yazar Huxley, b y k yank uyand ran topik eserindeki tahayy l ve ng r lerinin ne oranda ger ekle mekte oldu u zerine bir g ncelleme yay mlam denilebilir Yazar, Orwell n topyas 1984 ile kendi topyas n da k yasl yor Fazlaca zet olacak ama bask c rejimlere zorla boyun e en 1984 d nyas n n insanlar n n aksine, Cesur Yeni D nyan n insanlar kar nlar doydu u ve ac ekmedikleri s rece ya da ac ekmemek zere g n ll olarak zg rl klerinden feragat edebiliyorlard topyas n n izlerini s ren yazar, zg rl k problemi dahil bir ok konuda zaman n kendisini hakl kard hatta topyas n n ng rd nden daha abuk s rede ger ekle ece inin ipu lar n verdi i belirtiyor Ben de ayn fikirdeyim stelik 1932 tarihli kitaba d t notlardan olu an 1958 tarihli bu kitab , 2017 y l nda okurken yazar hakl buluyorum ki bu da yazar garanti 3 ma istenilecek yazarlar kategorisine sokmak i in yeterli.Kitab n genel olarak odakland konu ba l klar u ekilde I A r N fusII Nicelik, Nitelik, Ahlakl l kIII A r rg tlenmeIV Demokratik Toplumda PropagandaV Diktat rl kte PropagandaVI Sat Sanatlar VII Beyin Y kamaVIII Kimyasal knaIX Bilin alt knaX HipnopedyaXI zg rl k i in E itimXII Ne Yap labilir G r ld zere neler d nd n ve geli melerin nelere gebe oldu unu ng ren Huxley, son b l mde olas olumsuzluklara kar neler yap labilece i zerine de kafa yoruyor Net bir neri yapabildi ini s ylemek zor, zaten kendisi de bunun fark nda nk z mlerinde hep dengeyi ve orta yolu neriyor ki, bu tarz z mlerin insanl k g z n nde bulunduruldu unda fazlaca iyimser oldu unu belirtmemiz gerekir.Bu kitapta tespit edilen ve ileride ba m za i a acak baz problemlere kar a r c z mlere rnek olmas a s ndan da u g zel diziyi tavsiye ediyorum Utopia


  10. says:

    Quis custodiet custodes Mankind has always dreamed of the perfect society, just as it has always feared the oppressive one From this dream has been born the fantasy of Utopia and from this fear the nightmare of Dystopia.But is Utopia truly the antithesis of Dystopia, and is it really an egalitarian society possible From Thomas More to Karl Marx and H G Wells and many others, this perfect society generally abides by some rigid, unimaginative and sometimes implausible rules, the main one being the austerity caused by the absence of personal property But, as it has already been seen in all Communist countries, this invests the State with an incredible power over the individual, denying the latter its importance whilst overstressing the importance of the community And because there is nobody left to sanction its actions that is, nobody to answer the question which is the title of this review , the State is prone to become, sooner or later, a dictatorship of the enforced good, a hell paved with good intentions, like in that old joke in which a young man eagerly helps an old woman get on a tram she didn t want to climb How easily Thomas More s Utopia becomes George Orwell s 1984. The other way around is the decadence caused by overindulgence The hunt for happiness at any cost leads to another type of totalitarian society the New Brave World s one, in which the mankind is programmed to listen to its instincts and not to its reason Apparently so different, the two societies are in fact very similar In 1984 the lust for power is satisfied by inflicting pain in Brave New World by inflicting a hardly less humiliating pleasure.Inclined to think the future will belong to the second, much persuasive in his opinion than the first, Aldous Huxley s Brave New world Revisited tries to find a way to escape its Siren song Using the same premise as Freud in Civilization and Its Discontents, that the man is in search of happiness at all costs, the author denounces the major perils of our civilization, either of biological, social or psychological nature.A first danger is the over population that menace to consummate the resources, undermining the well being of the individuals and therefore the social stability He grimly foresees in 1958 a future where all over populated and underdeveloped countries will be communist His prophecy was partially true and even though communism collapsed in Eastern Europe, it continues to flourish elsewhere Moreover, another form of totalitarianism, the Islamic terrorist State menaces to take over.Another danger results from the fight of the humankind with the natural selection the medical discoveries reduce the mortality rate and overcrowd the Earth with flawed individuals in his opinion, the decline of average healthiness may lead to a decline of average intelligence and this ethical dilemma is not easy to solve The technology is another good thing that turned bad in our civilization, for the technological progress leads to the concentration and centralization of the economic power Although organization is important, over organization transforms people into automats, suffocating the creative spirit and robbing them of freedom.Then there is the power of the mind control, from propaganda to chemical and subconscious persuasion that brainwash people into believing everything In a democratic society the force of the propaganda consists mainly in a combination of Dr Jekyll a propagandist of the truth and reason with Mr Hyde an analyst of human weaknesses and failings , so that the nowadays politicians appeal to the ignorance and irrationality of the elector The same is true for dictatorship, which successfully uses herd poisoning the intoxication by the crowd Mindlessness and moral idiocy are not characteristically human attributes they are symptoms of herd poisoning.But as the human being, as Huxley justly observes, is not fundamentally a gregarious being, society is, or should be, not an organism like a hive or a termitary but an organization An organization where three values should be always respected the value of individual freedom, the value of charity and compassion and the value of intelligence.This is why the final chapter, What can be done , is a pleading for creating a society as a form of self governing, voluntarily co operating groups, capable of functioning outside the bureaucratic systems of Big Business and Big Government This is the only way for the individual to assert his freedom And even though mankind sees less and less the intricate relation between humanity and freedom, maybe all is not lost The cry of Give me television and hamburgers, but don t bother me with the responsibilities of liberty , may give place, under altered circumstances, to the cry of Give me liberty or give me death.


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