That Hideous Strength, Again

The Orthosphere


“It is the main question at the moment: which side one’s on—obscurantism or order . . . .  If Science  is really given a free hand it can now take the human race and recondition it; make man a really efficient animal . . . . Man has got to take charge of man.  That means, remember, that some men have got to take charge of the rest . . . . You and I want to be the people who do the taking charge, not the ones who are taken charge of.”

C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (1945)

I just stumbled upon this image and thought at once to post it here for all the fans of C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength, a novel I have more than once praised as prescient.  Nothing in the novel is more prescient that Lewis’s National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments, since the…

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