Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Department: Archives —
Topic: Civilization —
Does Orwell's 1984 Foreshadow a New Danger?
by Cameron Wybrow
One of the greatest of old books, in my view, is George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. This 1949 novel presents, in lean yet compelling English prose, a gripping tale of the world's possible totalitarian future. Yet it is much more than a gripping tale; for woven into the story of Winston Smith, a man struggling to hold onto his humanity in a technologically policed one-party state, is an analysis of the nature of political regimes, of the connection between language and thought, and of the relation . . .
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