brave new world
- A better, often utopian (future) world.
- A terrible, often oppressive or dystopian world.
2005, Will Watson, “The Ethics of Living American Primacy”, in Allan Eickelman et al., editor, Justice and Violence: Political Violence, Pacifism and Cultural Transformation, ISBN 0754645460, page 103:
- In this brave new world, the IMF and other Western financial institutions dictated radical free trade "shock treatment" to both developing nations and the former USSR ...