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Quotes & Commentary #49: Orwell

All left-wing parties in the highly industrialized parties are at-bottom a sham, because they make it their business to fight against something they do not really wish to destroy.

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So You Think 1984 Is For Liberals? Let's Ask Instapundit.

In January, the New York Times gleefully reported, “George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller.” Their angle was clear: the URL for the story includes “george-orwell-donald-trump.” 265 more words

Politics And Society

1984

This is my all time favorite book. I read it years and years ago and knew it was a book to change the mindset of people. 282 more words

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Quotes & Commentary #48: Orwell

We have become too civilised to grasp the obvious. For the truth is very simple. To survive you often have to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Continuing my series on ‘books I should have read in school, but didn’t,’ I tackled Animal Farm, a short story that is not just a political metaphor, but also a fable about what can happen to even good-intentioned revolutionaries as, after a successful rebellion, they slide slowly but inexorably back towards everything that they fought against in the first place. 708 more words

Book Review

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
—George Orwell

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Paying Attention to Current Events

What the White House’s “Alternative Facts” Means for Your Book or Business

Type the word “alternative” into Google then hit the spacebar. The first suggested search query completes a search for “alternative facts.” Go to Amazon (the second largest search engine in the world) and type “alternative.” You will find the third entry for all of the Amazon stores is an “alternative facts t-shirt.” Go to YouTube (the third largest search engine), and yet again “alternative facts” completes the search. 626 more words

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