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Orwell predicts that we will be oppressed—not just in our actions but in our very thoughts—by the external forces of governmental control. Huxley, on the other hand, imagines a world where our internal weaknesses and desires to be entertained and pleasured drive us to laziness, stupidity, and intellectual incompetence.
Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us. Postman immediately places this work in a dialogue not with other non-fiction essayists or cultural critics, but instead with two major writers of dystopian fiction.
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