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The Ultimate Revolution

May 14

Today’s fragment comes from Aldous Huxley, one of the most revered writers of the 20th century, known for groundbreaking fiction including the classics Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. Plagiarised Wisdom is an archive of short extracts from work that has moved us, left an impact and lingered in the memory.

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

Aldous Huxley, The Ultimate Revolution, Lecture at Berkeley Language Center, 1962

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