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History
Course
HIS236H5
Professor
Petrokas
Semester
Winter

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February 25, 2014 HIS 236 Tutorial Brave New World – Aldous Huxley, 1932 -Industrial revolution -emergence of the “alliance” system -competition between nations militarily, financially, politically -on the decline -WWI -depression -1917 Russian revolution -totalitarianism, communism -Huxley’s idea of a communist future? *Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon: caste system -no social mobility -structured -social Darwinism -social class predetermined by biology -genetically engineered, artificial -“test tube” babies -is a process, industrial setting, like an assembly line -progress - investment *Soma: drug -mind-altering state -distract from thinking -distract from negative emotions and negative outlets -happy workers, not questioning the State *Ford (Henry): lord/god/God, deity
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