Doppelgangers: An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological, Revolution 1997

TitleDoppelgangers: An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological, Revolution 1997
Year for Search1947
AuthorsHeard, H[enry] F[itzgerald](1889-1971)
Tertiary AuthorsHeard, H. F.
Date Published1947
PublisherVanguard Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, UK author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. A eutopia supposed to be brought about by new advances in psychology turns sour and becomes an authoritarian dystopia based on the same discoveries. The novel focuses on the struggle for control between two dystopias, one on the surface of the planet that used the “bread and circuses” approach to control, and the other underground that used fear as the means of control. In the novel, the underground dystopia tries to overthrow the one on the surface, using, in what may be the first use of the phrase, psychological warfare. 

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Author Note

The author (1889-1971) was born in Britain and immigrated to the U. S. with Aldous Huxley. He was better known as Gerald Heard, and he wrote mostly on spiritual matters.

Full Text

1947 Heard, H[enry] F[itzgerald] (1889-1971). Doppelgangers: An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological, Revolution 1997. New York: Vanguard Press. L, PSt

Dystopia. A eutopia supposed to be brought about by new advances in psychology turns sour and becomes an authoritarian dystopia based on the same discoveries. The novel focuses on the struggle for control between two dystopias, one on the surface of the planet that used the “bread and circuses” approach to control, and the other underground that used fear as the means of control. In the novel, the underground dystopia tries to overthrow the one on the surface, using, in what may be the first use of the phrase, psychological warfare. The author was born in Britain and immigrated to the U. S. with Aldous Huxley. He was better known as Gerald Heard, and he wrote mostly on spiritual matters.