I listened to part I. Good discussion of the Flexner report.

I do have to take issue with what was said about Aldous Huxley. He was entirely evaluated on the basis of what his brother Julian went on to do, and deemed to be virtually the PR man for that project, the forerunner of the UN's SDG program. "Brave New World" was declared to be simply the elite telling you what life will be like. Does NOT fly. My brother and i did not agree on very much past 1970, when i was 23 (he died in 1997). In fact, our world views drastically differed. Yeah, we talked to each other, but this does not remotely infer agreement, let alone cooperation.

"Brave New World" was a warning, that's how i took it when i read it in the 1960s (even before i got critical of the status quo, which happened in late '70), same way i took Nineteen Eighty Four. Unlike Orwell, Aldous H was not socially/politically radical, but was still quite concerned about the development of totalitarian social systems. His subsequent books demonstrated a growing disenchantment with the dominant culture, culminating with his last one, "Island," in 1960.

BTW. the g in Carnegie is pronounced like the g in guide, not a "j" sound. Scottish name.

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