Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited

Published 2004
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future-of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : HarperCollins, [2004]
xxi, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Brave new world revisited.
First work originally published: New York : Harper, 1932. 2nd work originally published: New York : Harper, 1958.
Foreword / Christopher Hitchens
Brave new world
Foreword by author
Brave new world revisited
Foreword by author
I. Over-population
II. Quantity, quality, morality
III. Over-organization
IV. Propaganda in a democratic society
V. Propaganda under a dictatorship
VI. The arts of selling
VII. Brainwashing
VIII. Chemical persuasion
IX. Subconscious persuasion
X. Hypnopaedia
XI. Education for freedom
XII. What can be done?
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