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In the News Reason Online, the online presence of libertarian political magazine Reason, is featuring a book review of Cory Doctorow's book, Little Brother. Little Brother re-imagines George Orwell's classic, dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, as a modern cyberpunk thriller for a young adult audience.
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RE[2]: 1984
by Sophotect on Thu 25th Sep 2008 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: 1984"
Sophotect
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2006-04-26

You have forgotten to mention "Brave New World" from Aldous Huxley, these two go hand in hand in describing the same totalitarian thing from different points of view.

Yah, well, gimme my SOMA.

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RE[3]: 1984
by kaiwai on Fri 26th Sep 2008 03:17 in reply to "RE[2]: 1984"
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2005-07-06

You have forgotten to mention "Brave New World" from Aldous Huxley, these two go hand in hand in describing the same totalitarian thing from different points of view.

Yah, well, gimme my SOMA.


You're right - just look at this generation. its like a nation of SOMA takers - "I can't handle this, so I'll take a drug to fix it".

The "Brace New World" on the other hand is a headonistic, nihlistic dystopia. What we are living in today isn't the age of atheism, we are living in an age of headonistic nihlism where storm term pleasure and satisfaction is the aim of the game.

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