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Orwellian vs Huxleyian

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Orwellian vs Huxleyian

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Orwell and Huxley wrote contrasting dystopian books. In Orwell’s 1984, people are controlled by overt totalitarian power. In Huxley’s Brave New World, people are lulled into submission.

Orwellian became a common adjective:

But Huxleyian didn’t:

Neither did Huxleyan:

Orwellian gets about 55 times as many hits as Huxeyian and 104 times as many hits asHuxleyan. Apparently we are concerned about overt power, but we don’t care about a world in which people don’t care.

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