18/06/2012

Unbrave new world

Aldous Huxley was a British writer. Well known for his novels and essays, especially the famous ‘Brave new world’, also published short stories, poems, travel books and screenplays. Member of a family of intellectuals, Huxley traveled widely, ended up settling in California and worked all his life as a critic of social roles, norms and ideals. He became interested in spiritual matters as well like parapsychology and mysticism, about which he wrote several books, almost all based on personal experiences. At the end of his life he was considered a leader of modern thought.

In this interview, conducted in the United States in 1959, during the Cold War, he talks about freedom, power and danger of futuristic fiction and pessimistic in his legendary novel imagined can become reality. More than 50 years later, his thoughts still sound terribly current.

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