Aldous Huxley shares his visions and fears for this brave new world.
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This is a revelation to me. The whole time kids were writing book reports on AH's Brave New World in junior and high school, I didn't know what to think -- horrible scorching satire? Some old bloodless Englishman's idea of how the future *should* be? Never read it myself or wanted to.
Turns out this whole time it (exactly like Orwell's 1984, but different) was a warning of where things were headed even in 1931 when AH wrote it. Yes -- IT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH.
Mr. Wallechinsky does a very capable job for the 1950s. At the end where you think he's going to say something politely dismissive in summary it's actually perfect.
The soft-spoken Huxley says not a word out of line. He's entirely sensible and thoughtful, not a trace of pomp, pretense or any 'ism'. He's just simple and real.