Category Archives: Huxley

Are we all terrorists these days?

It seems not a week goes by without a story about some new legislation to monitor our communications to some degree. I used to think this was a Labour preserve (remember ID cards) – to scrutinise us as much as … Continue reading

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We have a pill for that!

It occurs to me that roughly half the people I know are taking a pill for something these days. Even in my own family, most of them are pretty settled, but many of them are on mood-augmenting drugs of some … Continue reading

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They want our attention on the door

Anyone seen Signs? “They’re not trying to get in. They’re just making noises. Why would they do that?” “They want our attention on the door.” I just remembered this scene while reading an article on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. … Continue reading

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