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A new animation from the PBS Blank On Blank series featuring an excerpt from a 1958 interview with the English novelist Aldous Huxley by Mike Wallace. To wit:

This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Mr. Huxley wrote Brave New World, a novel that predicted that some day the entire world would live under a frightful dictatorship. Today Mr. Huxley says that his fictional world of horror is probably just around the corner for all of us. In this remarkable interview, Huxley foretells a future when telegenic presidential hopefuls use television to rise to power, technology takes over, drugs grab hold, and frightful dictatorships rule us all.

Prevously: Gene Wilder Talks Truth

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Independent TD John Halligan, Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik and Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer  outline why they believe it’s wrong to exclude LGBT banners and LGBT community groups from the upcoming New York City St Patrick’s Day parade. They also say they support the alternative St Pat’s For All parade in Queens.

St Pat’s For All