Different Kinds of Freedom

Here is a quotation from Aldous Huxley’s 1946 foreword to Brave New World:

“As political or economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.  And the dictator (unless he needs cannon fodder and families with which to colonize empty or conquered territories) will do well to encourage that freedom.  In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope and movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.”

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