- Mass Market Paperback: 116 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Books (1960)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BAV7RY
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,699,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brave New World Revisited Mass Market Paperback – 1960
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This non-fiction book of essays, by author Aldous Huxley (1894 to 1963), examines the predictions he made in his fascinating science fiction novel written over a quarter of a century from the time he wrote this book. Huxley explains:
"When [my science fiction novel] `Brave New World'  was being written, I was convinced that there was plenty of time. The completely organized society, the...caste [or class] system, the abolition of free will by methodical conditioning, the servitude made acceptable by regular doses of chemically induced happiness, the orthodoxies drummed in by...sleep-teaching--these [threats to individual freedom] were coming all right, but not in my time...I feel a good deal less optimistic than I did when I was writing [my science fiction novel]. The prophecies made in [my science fiction novel] are coming true much sooner than I thought they would...Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare...impersonal forces which are now making the world so extremely unsafe for democracy [and] individual freedom."
This is what this book does. It looks in depth at the above threats or forces to or "enemies of" individual freedom and others mentioned in Huxley's science fiction novel and applies them to the modern world.Read more ›
The book is a collection of twelve essays written on how to prevent the world from "Brave New World" from coming into existence. Already in 1958, Huxley paints a bleak picture for our future. One of the main problems Huxley forsees is the lack of desire for freedom. In 1958, a study showed that American youths were indifferent to rule by a few experts instead of a democracy. He sees a need to increase critical thinking in the individuals of a society. He also explains the current methods of involuntary mental manipulation. The "Brave New World Revisited" is an informative collection of essays that has risen my awareness of psychological dangers.
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Okay. If you want to see what someone accurately predicted about our present world circumstance from 60 years ago this book is amazing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike3746
This is a pretty weird book, it is very interesting yet there are some parts that are really shocking, this book has a lot of orgy's, yet my high school teacher thought it was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by giancarlo varela
While all these essays are well-written, insightful arguments for their time, this book boils down to Huxley arguing for the more plausible dystopia of Brave New World over... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer Wood
This book needs to be read by every human on earth. We are at a crossroads in humanity and this book could set us in the right course if people could only understand the subversive... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Grant
A bit dated but has some valid points in the context of Huxley's predictions in a Brave New World.Published 6 months ago by Number6