Books: Hell Is Here

BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED (147 pp.)—Aldous Huxley—Harper ($3).

To the Space Age, Aldous Huxley, one of its prophets, has sent a message: "Have second thoughts, will not travel."

It is barely more than a quarter of a century since Huxley had a vile vision of mankind's future, in which a scientific power elite of cads presided over a proletariat of test-tube-bred sub-morons kept happy on a tranquilizer called soma. The elite could dispose of heretics by sending them to exile in rockets. Huxley lived to see the title of his book, Brave New World, pass into common language as a...

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