It's hard to explain the liberation I felt after reading this book. The maxim 'knowledge is power' has never been more true. Huxley shows with such clarity and lucidity, the way all our lives are controlled by over-organisation, indoctrination and propaganda. "The stuff of conspiracy theories," people might say? Think again.
Huxley shows how peoples perception of freedom is based on what you are told and understand freedom as actually being or looking like. He explodes this idea and goes on to show how our lives are shaped and controlled by those we elect to 'lead us'. To show how this can be done he cites the obvious yet accutely sharp example of Hitler's use of propaganda in bringing an entire German nation round to his way of thinking.
It goes without saying that if Hitler can use propaganda on such a dramtic level to control peoples views and ideas of what 'the truth' is, then its not beyond anyone else with large amounts of power to use those methods in other ways.
I urge anyone reading this review to buy the book, read it and pass it on to others. You will never look at the world and our system of governments the same way, ever again. If this leaves your perceptions of the world around you unchanged then Ill give you a refund myself.