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What are you going to do about it? The Case for Constructive Peace

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Title:What are you going to do about it? The Case for Constructive Peace
Huxley, Aldous Leonard   
(26 of 26 for author by title)
Those Barren Leaves
Published:   1936
Publisher:Harper & Brothers
Tags:essay, non-fiction, war

While writing Eyeless in Gaza and Ends and Means, Huxley also composed the pacifist pamphlets What are you going to do about it? and An Encyclopedia of Pacifism. Huxley's "quietest recipe" for peace amidst such horror was hardly appreciated by his peers, and was fiercely answered by C. Day Lewis's We Are Not Going to Do Nothing and became "one of the ’30’s most persistently denigrated texts." Facing such a hostile response to his well-intended attempt to prevent a generation "from re-enacting the First War that was so vitally in their blood", Huxley's experiences no doubt lent themselves to his fiction.

—Anna Deters in Aldous Huxley Annual: A Journal of Twentieth-Century Thought and Beyond [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Huxley, Aldous Leonard

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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family.

He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays. Early in his career Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories and poetry.

Huxley completed his first (unpublished) novel at the age of 17 and began writing seriously in his early 20s, establishing himself as a successful writer and social satirist. His first published novels were social satires, Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925), and Point Counter Point (1928). Brave New World was Huxley's fifth novel and first dystopian work. In the 1920s he was also a contributor to Vanity Fair and British Vogue magazines.--Wikipedia.

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