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Shakespeare Makes Our Best Propaganda Technicians Look Absolutely Silly – Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Love, Political Communication, Quotes

The Savage was reading Romeo and Juliet aloud reading (for all the time he was seeing himself as Romeo and Lenina as Juliet) with an intense and quivering passion. Helmholtz had listened to the scene of the lovers’ first meeting with a puzzled interest. The scene in the orchard had delighted him with its poetry; but the sentiments expressed had made him smile. Getting into such a state about having a girl it seemed rather ridiculous. But, taken detail by verbal detail, what a superb piece of emotional engineering!

“That old fellow,” he said, “he makes our best propaganda technicians look absolutely silly.

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