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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin,÷ (Huxley, p. 1950, 163).

Those in control of HuxleyĂs society wish to remain in control of all aspects of human functioning, including elimination of free will, disease, aging, and even sexuality. Overpopulation has led to government efforts to control reproduction. In commenting on this condition and methods of control of the individual and human functioning, Huxley maintains that our own era is quite similar, ˘there are nowhere any religious traditions in favor of unrestricted death, whereas religious and social traditions in favor of unrestricted reproduction are widespreadÓIt is against this grim background that all the political, economic, cultural and psychological dramas of our time are being played out,÷ (Alleger, 1998, p. 125).

TodayĂs population problems have led to government control of reproduction, like ChinaĂs one-child policy, but in the U.S. reproduction is primarily restricted to the debate on abortion and womenĂs choice still. If technological engineering by the government in Brave New World to control emotion, will, and reproduction seem far fetched, one need only thing of recent advances in genetics technologies and the ability to clone animal species. As William Galston (2002, p. 103) asserts, ˘Aldous HuxleyĂs Brave New World is more timely than ever. The genetic revolution of the past s


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