Brave New World

Can Mustapha Mond’s censorship or the article be justified?

Chapter 12

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Mustapha Mond is the Resident Controller for Western Europe and one of the Ten World Controllers. He alone makes the rules for society and decides what works to publish. Mustapha has read Shakespeare and other forbidden books, making him one of the most independent thinkers within the society. He censors anything that runs counter to mass production and the ideology of "ford" perpetuated by the state. Mond's censorship only works in a totalitarian state where thought and action of the public is controlled by the state. It cannot be justified in the context of an enlightened population or any kind of society with freedom of thought.