Today’s post is fashionably late, but it’s still Banned Book Week, so I’m still celebrating the freedom to read by sharing a favorite banned book of mine every day this week.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley has been one of the most challenged books since its publication is the early 1930s. It’s shows a vision of totalitarianism where science is king, and it does so through sexually explicit, racist, atheist, and violent undertones. It’s said to promote the use of drugs and sexual promiscuity as the best (only?) way to deal with life.
I read this book first in high school and have talked about and/or promoted it to people ever since. I think it’s time to revisit Brave New World soon.
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