Brave New World or 1984?
Are we in the West more likely to succumb to soft cultural power or hard political power? There have been huge debates over Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. Huxley said we would be seduced and neutered as a society by comfort and ease. Orwell said we would be disempowered by totalitarianism. Which one has proven right?