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This article uses content from the article, "Brave New World Notes."

In Aldous Huxley's famous dystopian novel, Brave New World, soma is the drug that people take in half-gramme tablets to get away from it all.[1] It produces a joyful effect in which all bad things are simply whisked away, and it is on hand at all times. For most of their lives, the citizens of the Brave New World are doped up on Soma. John, or the Savage, is the only person in the book who has never taken soma.


  1. See Patrick Barron's article, The Brave New World of Monetary Policy