Our Dystopia

The Worst of Both Worlds

The two classic dystopian novels 1984 (1949) by George Orwell (1903-1950) and Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) have often prompted comparison, both to each other and to the real-life conditions of today. Indeed, the novels have twice been treated in Salvo: first in our inaugural issue in 2006 by Hunter Baker and more recently by Arthur Hunt in the Winter 2013 issue. At different times readers have regarded one novel or the other as the more prescient—Baker, for instance writes that 1984...

 

is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #35, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo35/our-dystopia

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