Tag Archives: George Orwell

Happy Hate Week

A popular political Internet meme says, ” Nineteen Eighty-Four was meant to be a warning, not a handbook”. I wonder if George Orwell ever pondered the possibility that his book could have such negative consequences as seem apparent today. After … Continue reading

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Wave At Surveillance

Last month, I attended a funeral at one of the area Baptist churches.  In my peripheral vision, I noticed one of those small black domes found in department stores, attached to the ceiling of the sanctuary.  While waiting for the … Continue reading

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Real Peace

“Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.  For several months during his childhood there had been confused street fighting in London itself, some of which he remembered … Continue reading

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Animal Farm (Review)

I spent the morning of my 16th birthday helping out at the Bobby Kennedy presidential campaign headquarters.  Duane, one of my fellow volunteers, arrived, then handed me a birthday gift without any wrapping paper.  Duane said he wanted me to … Continue reading

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I Related To George Orwell

I can thank the writings of George Orwell for fortifying my interests in philosophy and political science.  My initial exposure to his brilliance was during my sophomore year of high school.  It was at a time that I had jettisoned my … Continue reading

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Contemporary Newspeak

“War is peace.”  Probably one of the most famous sentences from George Orwell’s novel *1984.  The book was meant as a warning about the very real possibility of a distopian future for our world.  Instead, it seems to have become … Continue reading

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