The imagination going dark

Before I left for a summer jaunt, I reread George Fitzhugh’s CANNIBALS ALL! (1857), a defense of slavery as a benign institution, especially as compared to the voracious capitalism and radical politics he claims to have witnessed in the industrial revolution.  537 more words

George Orwell

Quote of the Week

This week’s quote comes from George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, and is a list of rules Orwell gave for writing. I thought all of his advice was really good, especially the second one. 96 more words


The Re-Reading Project: Animal Farm

Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes. With the ring of the light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery, and made his way up to bed, where Mrs.

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10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

Courtesy of Justin King @ Anti-Media and published on The Burning Platform:

George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. 818 more words


10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America

George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. Some of his quotations, more than a half a century old, show the depth of understanding an enlightened mind can have about the future. 122 more words


Bookshelf Favourites: #1 1984 by George Orwell

I own a very battered copy with orange faded pages and a musty smell, that was once loved by father even more than it is loved by me. 49 more words


Facebook Messenger, 1984, and You: The Predicted Future of Social Privacy

“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”

-George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell is an extremely iconic novel written in 1949 that depicts a dystopian future where the government monitors every aspect of life, causing people to live in fear of what they say, do, and even think. 643 more words