Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Both George Orwell and Aldous Huxley Were Right

Chris Hedges, noting that "[t]he debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was [about] who was right," perceptively argues that "Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement" and "Orwell saw the second" — 2011: A Brave New Dystopia.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

As were earlier and wiser writers, like Chesterton and Belloc. The economic train-wreck that has savaged the West has deep roots, back into the growing corporate and corporatist surge in the late 19th century.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I also highly recommend C.S. Lewis' "Space Trilogy" into this mix, especially the final novel "That Hideous Strength". While preparation for it is rightly had with the first two books in the series, it nevertheless stands on its own; and it is a marvelous take on what we're up against.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Steve Hayes said...

They just got the order wrong.

12:48 PM  

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