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When you read 1984, it is hard to find any justification for IngSoc policies. A brave new world however takes the ideals of socialism and applies that with technological innovation, such that no one needs to work or be dissatisfied, but one chooses to be to the extent it enables their own happiness. It allows a society to operate within the ideal boundaries for individual choices and happiness. With threats outside of that to be grandiose romantic fantasy. It is hard for me, as one who believes ...more
Apart from the shitty Kobo version of this book (seriously, why are there random question marks scattered through words, did no one proof read i?t), 'Brave New World' was a great book to get back into the habit of regular reading. Even though it took me a little longer than expected to finish, this book was fairly easy to follow. It had an interesting take on the philosophy behind totalitarian societies. Definitely will read again some time in the future (well I'll try).