Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963) was an English author and philosopher. He moved from the United Kingdom to the United States in the 1930s, where he spent the rest of his life. He is best known for his dystopian novel Brave New World (1932). Huxley authored various other novels, essays, poetry writings, short stories, travel writings, film stories and scrips, as well as editing the Oxford Poetry magazine.

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And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing … a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.
—Aldous Huxley, 1959.
In this second half of the twentieth century we do nothing systematic about our breeding; but in our random and unregulated way we are not only overpopulating our planet, we are also, it would seem, making sure that these greater numbers shall be of biologically poorer quality.
—Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
—Aldous Huxley

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