Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley was written in 1931 and depicts a world several hundred years in the future where genetic engineering, mental conditioning, and a liberal administering of drugs have pacified the populace. While some of Huxley’s concepts are revolutionary, or used in different and interesting ways, as a whole the novel doesn’t add up to anything much. It’s more of a cheeky observation on how a more peaceful totalitarian regime can rule through creating a genetic caste system so that all human beings are formulated in a lab somewhere and thereby rebellion bred out. All things considered, I couldn’t care less about these characters or the grim future world that Huxley placed them in.

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