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on 27 March 1999
Certainly, Aldous Huxley believed in the rule of elites and had anti-democratic notions -- for a period of time. In these essays and letters it is a troubled Huxley that can't fathom the solutions to the social problems of his time that can be observed. He went through many changes and was greatly influenced in thought by ocurrances which he had to live through. This is a pivotal point to understading Huxley which has been overlooked as a consequence of the "claims" that his greatest novels are a few that only reflect one period of his life (e.g. Brave New World). Must read! Redeems Huxley as a thinker with great love and concern for masses.