Huxley And Barak On War Term Paper

PAGES
3
WORDS
1047
Cite

He deplores the hiding of true violence. That hornet reference really came down to this, Huxley says; "in other words, to go and throw thermite, high explosives and vesicants [i.e. chemical weapons...] upon the inhabitants of neighboring countries before they have time to come and do the same to us." Another pet peeve of Aldous Huxley is the use of abstract entities like "man power" and "fire power"; and he dislikes the abstraction used often, "force." "You cannot have international justice...unless you are prepared to impose it by force," he hears the political leaders say. Democratic countries must be protected, the politicians say, by "use of force." After all, the author continues, "force" - when used in reference to human relations - has no "single, definite meaning." After all parents use "force" they insist that their children act in a certain way, but it does not imply that they are beating up on the children. They "force" their daughter to go to church with them, for example. There is of course the "police force" and there are the police who need to use "force" when they are trying to control a crowd.

In war, "force connotes violence" and yet it is such a benign word, he explains. All of these things that Huxley brings up can be made modern when the present day war conducted by the U.S. In Iraq is examined. The killing of Americans and the killing of combatants in Iraq, whoever they happen to be, is all just part of the "war on terrorism." Because the United States was hit with a major act of terrorism...

...

called them what they are, "prisoners of war," they would then by international law have to be treated fairly and humanely. The Geneva Convention dictates to all war leaders that certain humane ways of handling prisoners of war must be carried out. But if you call them "enemy combatants," you can do whatever you like to them, including torture them.
In conclusion, Barak Kushner, author of the Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda writes in his book that comedians sent by Japan to entertain the troops were known as "comfort brigades." Of course it is well-known that the Korean female prisoners of war were known as "comfort women" because they were forcibly raped and kept in housing for the "comfort" of Japanese soldiers. In other words, Japanese soldiers could have sex whenever they wanted to at the expense of female prisoners who were turned into unwilling prostitutes.

Works Cited

Huxley, Aldous. (1960). "Words and Behavior" from Collected Essays. New York: Bantam.

Kushner, Barak. (2006). The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. Honolulu:

Cite this Document:

"Huxley And Barak On War" (2008, May 06) Retrieved February 25, 2024, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/huxley-and-barak-on-war-30065

"Huxley And Barak On War" 06 May 2008. Web.25 February. 2024. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/huxley-and-barak-on-war-30065>

"Huxley And Barak On War", 06 May 2008, Accessed.25 February. 2024,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/huxley-and-barak-on-war-30065

Related Documents

He introduced the concept of the "Superman" when he argued how this individual is not only the ideal human of modern society, but he is also the model individual, for he was able to transcend the boundaries that morality and religion had put on humanity. Thus, for him, the "Superman" already existed during his time, though the feat of transcending and not believing in morality can well be under way

Aldous Huxley The purpose of this work is to explore Aldous Huxley's view of religion, his belief in "moderate" applicable use of mind-altering and mind-expanding drugs as well as the prediction he made for the future of mankind. This will be done through reading of his works, as well as one interview. Aldous Huxley has been described as many things such as the great "English novelist," "essayist," "iconoclast," "social prophet," and "proponent

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley carefully chose the names of his characters to reflect their political connotations. As his characters struggle with the inherent problems with their "utopian" society, the character names constantly remind the reader of important political, economic, and social figures. As such, Huxley's use of character names like Bernard Marx, Lenina Crowe, and Benito Hoover reflects Huxley's concern over the types of methods used to control

There will always be savages, and the attraction of savagery. Huxley wrote Brave New World as a warning. Today, in the age of test-tube pregnancy, genetic manipulation, powerful drugs and the mass media, it appears that his warning has gone unheeded and that America is on the road to the scientific utopia he describes. Certainly the world of the savages has been left behind, and for good reason. Modern Americans

Huxley & G. Orwell Two
PAGES 8 WORDS 2815

Whatever happened you vanished, and neither you nor your actions were ever heard of again" (Orwell, 1949, p.168). Capitalism Principles of mass production are very clear in the novels. Huxley for instance, applied the idea of mass production in human reproduction, since the people has abandoned the natural method of reproduction. Mass production as the conventional feature of capitalism and Huxley's novel reinforces such. He talked about the requirement of the

Plato the Republic and Huxley's Brave New World IN WHAT WAYS DOES THE SOCIETY IN BRAVE NEW WORLD MOST CLOSELY PARALLEL THE IDEAL CITY DESCRIBED BY PLATO IN THE REPUBLIC? In some modes the essence of The Republic is regarded as very complicated, however, it enjoins together completely to prepare the attitude of Plato on the society and government. It is transparent that the Platonic society is to be greatly hierarchical as