Friday, September 23, 2011
Two BOOKS to be READ in this AGE
Aldous Huxley and George Orwell (aka Eric Blair) influenced me back in the late 80s and early 90s when I read prolifically as the ideas of how the world worked percolated in my mind.
Then as the INTERNET came to dominate the minds of men, "1984" became more and more relevant to this modern world. So too did "Brave New World" by Huxley and a rarer edition of the fictional book entitled "Brave New World Revisited".
This trio of masterpieces reflected what the authors perceived in their lifetimes, PROPAGANDA run rife, mind and thought control, the rise of totalitarianism and the proliferation of lethargy within the thoughts of the masses.
Orwell wrote 1984 in or around 1948, just after the Second World War, Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931 and "Revisited" in 1958. The latter was an essay style analysis of his own book from 27 years earlier - a fascinating overview of what had come to pass from 1931 to 1958!
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