Brave New World

Imagine a world of plenty where all the social ills that plague civilization are cured or relegated to irrelevance. It’s a world divided into castes, each bred to fully conform to their social stations. It’s a world where there are no parents and children are manufactured in vitro as batches of identical children. People are delivered state-sanctioned drugs that are more potent and non-addictive than anything known today and recreational, promiscuous sex is practiced as an acceptable way of life.
Lenina, an attractive blonde and Bernard, a scientist from the highest caste visit an American Indian reservation. It’s one of the few places in the new world where traditional families and procreation are allowed among the savages. It is here they discover John, who is one of them, raised in the hostile reservation as a savage. He is brought back to civilization to experience and be repulsed by the new world order presented to him.
This novel presents a sterilized world where everything is outwardly “perfect” yet woefully lacking. In the end John the Savage is able to arouse the masses to once again get in touch with their more human side. It is a satire and critique of modern society that is just as relevant today as it was decades ago when it was published.


Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley