Aldous Huxley: La cólera se transforma muy fácilmente en concupiscencia agresiva y la pena, si se la da una oport...

Illustration portrait of Aldous Huxley with a flower of enlightnment, blooming from his mind.

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“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

“Without knowledge there can be no morality.” The largest distinction between man and beast is that man recognizes his own identity. We are able to see ourselves as thoughtful creatures. The next step involves what we do with that knowledge. Morality comes from the society in which we live. But imagine a man thrown into a new society without the correct knowledge in how to behave. He may act immorally according to their code of conduct. This is the world Wollstonecraft describes. (Prompt…

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Huxley's Dystopian world of children raised in a collective, programmed to be sexual with strangers, while shunning family, and drugged to avoid the realities of life, feels all too familiar. Having lived through four decades of societal change in this direction, Huxley's words are slightly haunting in his prophecy. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

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From ‘Brave New World Revisited’, written in 1958. Hat tip: Andrew Dickie, Richard Murphy (Tax Research UK). Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have appreciated this article, …

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