Huxley: Existentialism Was Just A Cover For Free Sex

For myself, as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom; we objected to the political and economic system because it was unjust.

 
—Aldous Huxley, as quoted by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton (eds.), Aldous Huxley Complete Essays, Volume 4 (Lanham, MD: Ivan R. Dee, 2001), 369. (HT: Kevin DeYoung)

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