What point is Huxley making about human nature and the nature of human communities?

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The point that Huxley makes most acutely in Brave New World is that human beings and human communities are not solvable problems. Social engineers like Mustapha Mond tend to ask what is preventing people from being happy and then try to remove the sources of unhappiness. The first example of this comes right at the beginning of Brave New World, when we see that, in this society, children are born and raised in "hatcheries." We later find that these people form no lasting sexual or romantic attachments and that they have no religious or metaphysical beliefs.

The World Controllers correctly see that families, relationships, and difficult thoughts are often the cause of unhappiness. Their solution is to remove these things from the human experience like tumors. The mistake here is to assume that the default setting for the human...

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Huxley's basic warning is against technology and an all powerful government.  In Brave New World, people lose the ability to truly feel emotion and be an individual.

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