The Boom Clap Podcast

Orwell vs. Huxley: Which Dystopia Will It Be?

September 5, 2021

Orwell feared a world of external oppression, and Huxley a world of internal oppression. Orwell feared the things we hate would rule us, Huxley feared it would be the things we love.

In this episode, we dissect the 2 different visions of a dystopic future. We chat about the influences of each that we see in our current culture, & consider whether a utopia could ever be achieved using either of these methods.

What does it really take to hold people captive? Fear? Or ever-growing passivity?

https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/

https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/

https://www.huxley.net/utopian-dystopian.pdf

https://www.openculture.com/2018/08/aldous-huxley-george-orwell-hellish-vision-future-better-1949.html

 
 
 

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