The internet can truly be a wonderful resource. Thanks to this seemingly endless digital archive, I can share an insightful and thought-provoking interview with Aldous Huxley, a great mystic and philosopher who wrote the classic books Brave New World and The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West, among others. Huxley’s controversial appearance on The Mike Wallace Interview, a popular show from 1957-1960, was originally broadcast nationwide on prime-time television on May 18, 1958. Thanks to the University of Texas for sharing the complete interview in their amazing archive, and to covellz for sharing a subtitled version on youtube. You can watch it here. A complete transcript of the interview is below.
Program Description: Aldous Huxley, social critic and author of Brave New World, talks to Wallace about threats to freedom in the United States, overpopulation, bureaucracy, propaganda, drugs, advertising, and television.
Interview Transcript: [right-click to save .txt version]