Some of you may be interested in this interesting essay on the Quadrapheme social conservative site, about Aldous Huxley's prophetic book 'Brave New World' and the ways in which it is coming true. http://www.quadrapheme.com/aldous-huxleys-twenty-first-century-utopia/
Aldous Huxley was a writer and intellectual who lived a complex life in England, Europe and America. Although best known for Brave New World he was also a pacifist and early believer in Eastern mysticism, a Hollywood screenwriter, a promoter of hallucinogenic drugs and a major influence on the culture of the 20th century. Show More Summary
“Several excuses are always less convincing than one,” said Aldous Huxley. If you need that really good excuse, these five apps can help. This column typically seeks to help you be more productive by pointing out useful tools. Not today. Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley reported his first psychedelic experience in The Doors of Perception (1954), a bewitching little volume that soon became the Newest Testament among the happening people. One spring morning… Read more The post The trip of a lifetime appeared first on The Spectator.
On most Sunday mornings I swim up to consciousness while listening to BBC Radio 4. The thing that forces me into full wakefulness is an almost comically correct programme called, with great wit and originality, ‘The Sunday Programme’. This...
"In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light."
By Katharina Schramm, Graduate Student in Accounting & Finance, University of St. Gallen Aldous Huxley was fascinated with elites. In his novel Brave New World (1931) he creates a society of Alphas ruling over Betas, Deltas, Gammas and Epsilons in a caste system state order. Show More Summary
When in vitro fertilization was developed in the 1970s, critics of the technique imagined a world a la Aldous Huxley, filled with assembly-line designer babies. It didn’t turn out like that. Instead, the procedure simply gave infertile couples another route to start a family. But it also created a problem that critics never imagined. Read more...
By Henry A. Giroux, CounterPunch In spite of their differing perceptions, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley both argued that the established democracies of the West were quickly foreclosing the promise of liberal democracy and entering a space where totalitarianism perverts the modern ideals of justice, freedom, and political emancipation.
We’re in the middle of a cultural Renaissance, my dear Coppertops. No, I don’t mean to say there are men in tights painting pictures of women with cryptical smiles –though you never know, right?– or people being burned at the stake for proposing heretical ideas –unless you...
When an organization like AARP speaks, elders tend to listen. So, it is important for organizations with that much clout to make measured statements about medical issues. The following headline of a recent article in the AARP Bulletin tripped our hype sensors. Show More Summary
Between the World Wars, dozens of Europe's finest intellectuals, musicians, writers, artists, and theater types fled their home countries and ended up eventually on the Westside of Los Angeles. Thomas Mann, Theodor Adorno, Arnold Schoenberg, Bertolt Brecht, Billy Wilder,...
Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “Things always become obvious after the fact” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley The S&P 500 currently stands at 2,126, fractionally below its all-time high. Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley’s 1932 classic Brave New World is arguably one of the most inventive novels published in the 20th century. In case you haven’t taken a trip to Huxley’s World State in quite some time, here are a few interesting facts about the novel’s inspiration and the legacy it spawned. 1. Show More Summary
Syfy is adapting Huxley's classic 'Brave New World' for Syfy. News by Peter Derk Syfy, the network that brought us gems such as Sharknado, Sharktopus, Swamp Shark, Avalanche Sharks, and a bunch of other movies that don't involve sharks...Show More Summary
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brave New World -- ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library -- is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Show More Summary
Amblin, a production company owned by film director Steven Spielberg, has plans to adapt Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World for television. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: First published in 1932, Brave New World will be adapted by...Show More Summary
I'm more of a George Orwell/1984 girl myself, but there's no denying that Aldous Huxley's dystopian view of the future in Brave New World has given generations tons to think about with regard to consumerism, hedonism, and an "on demand" culture way before On Demand was even a thing. Show More Summary
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television will bring Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 dystopian SF novel Brave New World to the small screen. Les Boehm, who wrote the series Taken, will adapt Huxley's story for television. (Hollywood Reporte...
Aldous Huxley’s landmark scifi novel Brave New World is headed to the small screen but with an interesting set of partners, Syfy and Amblin Television. Alright... we’re listening. Read more...