Here is the smackdown between Orwell and Huxley . . . between Nineteen Eighty-Four vs Brave New World.

I think Huxley got the better of Orwell!

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Source:
Orwell vs Huxley
Lapham’s Quarterly

Category: Books

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7 Responses to “Orwell vs Huxley: 1984 vs Brave New World”

  1. super_trooper says:

    Or we can return to 1984 and Niel Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves to Death” speech in Frankfurt

    http://www.byui.edu/onlinelearning/courses/hum/202/Neil_Postman.htm

  2. ZackAttack says:

    Yes, but Twitter is voluntary Newspeak.

    Now, we pay to have the telescreen (Kinect) installed in our living rooms.

  3. ducati_jackson says:

    I like that this infographic points out that the middle east/far east are more Orwellian while the west is more Huxleyan (?) in nature. One wonders if the differences are cause more by technological or cultural disparity.

    See also:
    http://www.recombinantrecords.net/docs/2009-05-Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death.html

  4. bobbyd says:

    The fact that you’re showing an infographic for this post is Orwellian. Orwell espoused the view that the limiting of words, narrows consciousness. Tidy infographic misses the nuances of the thematic within crisis capitalism. Or in newspeak, capitalism big plus, that is privatizing of profits for the 1%, socializing of risk for the 99%.

    It’s also why ourmass media has converged to infantalizing all of us. Because it is in a teenage anxious state, which we are most ready to consume ad infinitum.

  5. bobbyd says:

    “The people will not rebel unless they are conscious. Only after they are conscious will they rebel” -Orwell.

  6. http://i.imgur.com/rrxW1.png

    the “v.” stance should be considered..

    Why are We sosure that it isn’t ‘Both’? or, ‘Both/and’?

    past that, some things should be re-Read..

    “The fact that you’re showing an infographic for this post is Orwellian. Orwell espoused the view that the limiting of words, narrows consciousness. Tidy infographic misses the nuances of the thematic within…”

    “… also why our mass media has converged to infantilization all of us. Because it is in a teenage anxious state, which we are most ready to consume ad infinitum.”

    “… Orwell espoused the view that the limiting of words, narrows consciousness…”
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/infantilization

    “The people will not rebel unless they are conscious. Only after they are conscious will they rebel” -Orwell.

  7. adamsdc says:

    When someone cites Time magazine as a credible source of information vs. TMZ, a celebrity porn cite, my shields go up. my vote is for Huxley/Orwell, who really had more in common than not. They both identified stupidity and human gullibiltiy, which is how O’Bama got elected.