Huxley v Orwell

Brave New World Or 1984

  • Brave New World

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • 1984

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 40.0%

  • Total voters
    5

güero

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Neither, it's probably something contemporary like GRM.

e. for example for people thinking it's 1984, read Drone State.
 

Kingstonian

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‘The Lord of the World’ by Robert Hugh Benson.

The antidote to H.G.Wells. He has flying machines called ‘volors’ (written in 1907) & old folk are pressured into voluntary euthanasia.

He anticipates Orwell with a world divided into huge regions. Amusing to note that a main character lives in Croydon, which has lovely views and a quick service into Central London.

Author was the son of an Archbishop of Canterbury who converted to Catholicism.
 

Kingstonian

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Also ‘The Camp of the Saints’ by Raspail. Third world invades France in a rickety convoy and with a few exceptions none of the French do anything to fight back and stop them.

Parallels with Merkel’s Europe today.
 

formby001

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Poll amended to add 'other' as a choice.

If you vote 'other' it may be of interest ito the forum if you name the book(s) as others have in a post, so that posters with an interest in these types of books are aware of them.
 
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Kingstonian

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Poll amended to add 'other' as a choice.

If you vote 'other' it may be of interest ito the forum if you name the book(s) as others have in a post, so that posters with an interest in these types of books are aware of them.
Probably Raspail.

‘Lord of the World’ would need readers to have an idea of the basic tenets of Catholicism and today many have little knowledge of Christianity let alone Catholicism.

Meanwhile, UK politicians fast for Ramadan to show solidarity with Muslims. Instagram photos showing bacon on their tables undermine their position.
 

formby001

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Probably Raspail.

‘Lord of the World’ would need readers to have an idea of the basic tenets of Catholicism and today many have little knowledge of Christianity let alone Catholicism.

Meanwhile, UK politicians fast for Ramadan to show solidarity with Muslims. Instagram photos showing bacon on their tables undermine their position.
I've read Raspail, controversial to this day.

Houellebecq seems to be a modern successor.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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I voted 1984 for the fake news MSM use of newspeak techniques. He had them sussed in the BBC. You could include Animal Farm for some animals are more equal than others. Relevant in not the way Orwell intended it.

You could well include the Marquis de Sade and William Burroughs following works: The Soft Machine, Nova Express & The Ticket That Exploded making up The Nova Trilogy. 100% the hidden psychic topography of our times.
 

Fwiffo

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I voted 1984 for the fake news MSM use of newspeak techniques. He had them sussed in the BBC. You could include Animal Farm for some animals are more equal than others. Relevant in not the way Orwell intended it.

You could well include the Marquis de Sade and William Burroughs following works: The Soft Machine, Nova Express & The Ticket That Exploded making up The Nova Trilogy. 100% the hidden psychic topography of our times.
Seconded. All this "new normal" rubbish. Social distance. Was that ever a term?
 
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