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Letters of Aldous Huxley is a collection of letters written by Aldous Huxley, edited by Grover Cleveland Smith. It was first published in 1969.

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A Letter To George Orwell Edit

Aldous Huxley writes a letter to George Orwell, in which he complements him on the relevance and importance of his recently completed novel, Nineteen Eighty Four.

On scientific dictatorships Edit

"The philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty Four is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it. Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World."

From 1984 to Brave New World Edit

"In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency."

On biological/nuclear war Edit

"Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large scale biological and atomic war - in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds."

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