I didn't write yesterday's post with any foreknowledge or thought of a "Part 2" but, as life is, a "Part 2" showed up this morning via Maria Popova's, author of Brainpickings post on 26 July 2012 celebrating Aldous Huxley’s 118th birthday
in high school I read Huxley’s “Brave New World,” originally titled
“Enemies of Freedom.” It was an enlightening read that was, along with
George Orwell’s “1984,” a prophetic look at the future. A future that in
many ways we are living in today.
Popova’s Brainpickings post, she includes the Mike Wallace interview of
Huxley. This interview provides a wonderful insight into Huxley. The
interview is embedded below. It’s well worth the 28 minutes and 40+
seconds to view as it provides insight into Huxley and his brilliance as well as where we
are now in this presidential election year as well as where our “democracy” is
I hope that watching the interview will
provide insights for you the reader here as it did me.