Friday, August 20, 2010

(Video) Aldous Huxley Speech, "The Ultimate Revolution"

"If you are going to control any population for any length of time," said Aldous Huxley, "you must have some measure of consent, it’s exceedingly difficult to see how pure terrorism can function indefinitely. It can function for a fairly long time, but I think sooner or later you have to bring in an element of persuasion an element of getting people to consent to what is happening to them."

Aldous Huxley is best known for his book "Brave New World." Huxley was an intellectual who gave a lot of thought to social trends and how they would affect our freedoms. Video length is 44 minutes.

This speech focused especially on the control of a population. This extraordinary speech was made by Huxley on March 20, 1962 at the Berkeley Language Center, where he spent the spring semester at the university as a Ford research professor. (Transcript at Public Intelligence.) By the way, you can read "Brave New World" for free at

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