Rescheduled from February 28. Please join us as Bob Marafioti leads a discussion of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
Having visited Edward Bellamy’s socialist utopia and having learned how the internet is rewiring our brains, we now turn to one of the greatest dystopias ever described: that of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It’s got genetic engineering, pharmaceutically induced oblivion, social indoctrination, and mass entertainment/distraction. But, wait, there’s more. It’s also the story of a so-called “primitive” man who rebels against the new world order run by Mustapha Mond and his merry band of technocratic elites. Of note: although our discussion will focus on the novel, this edition also includes several essays by Huxley who reviewed his novel’s predictions thirty years after its publication. The Wall Street Journal called it a “masterpiece….one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century.” And, Tufts Professor Martin Green wrote that it is “as sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant…as the day it was published.”
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