This chapter also introduces Mustapha Mond

This chapter also introduces Mustapha Mond - This chapter...

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Unformatted text preview: This chapter also introduces Mustapha Mond Resident Controller for Western Europe and one of the Ten World Controllers. Mond figures in the novel as a kind of enlightened dictator ("his Fordship"), who understands this brave new world, as well as the old world before Ford. As the chapter dissolves into a verbal montage, Mond lectures on history and its suppression beginning appropriately with Henry Ford's adage: "History is bunk!" Mond recalls a world ravaged by anthrax bombs and poison gases in the Nine Years' War, followed by the great Economic Collapse, and finally the "choice between World Control and destruction." As Mond notes, soma, the ubiquitous drug of choice in this brave new world, brought an end to worry, while "stability" proved to be the keystone to social control the "primal and ultimate need." The montage becomes more surrealistic as the chapter draws to a close, jumbling mottoes of the...
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