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Thread #59418 Message #2378285
Posted By: Amos
01-Jul-08 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I was thirteen years old in May of 1958. AT that time, ALdous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, the most insightful examination of propoganda, double-think, newspeak, and the reframing of history ever seen, was on television with the remarkable interviewer, Mike Wallace.
In that interview Huxley very adroitly described the dangers to individual freedom brought about by the abuse of media and the art of media manipulation to bring about a regime of concentrated power.
The interview is here in the U. of Texas archives.
One page up on the site is an amazing collection of interviews by Wallace of all the major luminaries and other salient figures of the 1950s. It is a cultural treasure trove. It includes transcripts, video and audio files.