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1984 or 2016?

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength – 1984 George Orwell

Permanent war as a means to distract the populace from their own dire economic situation?

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Reading

5 of the Best Books and Films that Make Us Think

Perhaps the most powerful ability of cinema and literature is to remind us to always think for ourselves and to never stop questioning authority. In this way, film and literature are an incredibly powerful tool to communicate ideas and concepts to an audience, and below are listed 5 prime examples of this. 396 more words

Philosophy

Nineteen Eighty-Four

There are two things I ought to clarify as I start this review. Firstly, although I read Brave New World quite recently, I will keep comparisons between that text and this one to a bare minimum, because cleverer people than I have written more insightfully on the two texts together than I could hope to, and I don’t think I have anything new to add to that discussion. 709 more words

Book Review

No Mullet Required: Nik Kershaw's The Riddle

MCA Records, released November 1984

Bought: Our Price Richmond

8/10

Yes, yes, this might be a hard sell for some, though one wonders how many readers outside the UK will even have heard of Nik. 618 more words

Album Reviews

The Giver

The Giver is a Newbery Medal winning novel by Lois Lowry set in a utopian society in which all pain and uncertainty have been removed. The novel follows a boy named Jonas from the age of 11 to 12, the year of his coming of age. 356 more words

The Art Of Narrative