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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 (&quot;his Fordship&quot;), 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: &quot;History is bunk!&quot; 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 &quot;choice between World Control and destruction.&quot; As Mond notes, soma, the ubiquitous drug of choice in this brave new world, brought an end to worry, while &quot;stability&quot; proved to be the keystone to social control the &quot;primal and ultimate need.&quot; The montage becomes more surrealistic as the chapter draws to a close, jumbling mottoes of the...
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- Fall '07
- Brave New World