Huxley vs. Orwell

Aldous Huxley (writer of Brave New World) and George Orwell (writer of 1984) have written great books about the dystopia of the future and how we should always be on the lookout for conformity.  Two great authors that should still be read today.  What’s interesting is how these two approach the world in totally different ways which you can see here.

In my opinion, Huxley’s world is far more dangerous and harder to fight than Orwell’s.

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I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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3 Responses to Huxley vs. Orwell

  1. thekillerj says:

    Damn, Huxley’s world is way harder to fight than Orwell’s world. Eerily familiar too.

  2. Kevin says:

    cool, I’m a big fan of Huxley. Doors of Perception is one of the most honest things I’ve ever read.

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