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Tag: George Orwell
  • Lessons From the Ever-Independent Orwell

    It is an uncommonly known fact that Eric Blair, better known by the pen name of George Orwell, was a socialist. This is seems astonishing in light of his extensive literature that seems to tear apart the myth of the socialist paradise. But you see that is precisely the point — though a socialist, Orwell …

  • George Orwell’s 1984

    Last night I watched George Orwell’s 1984 come to life on my computer screen. I have never read the book but in the interest of time and entertainment I decided to watch the movie. The movie demonstrates the powerful psychology behind collectivist thought and the nonexistent big brother who controls the minds of the proletariat. …

  • Consequences of Universal Health Care: Huxley and Bradbury top Orwell and Rand.

    I’ve posted here before about the probability that Aldous Huxley’s view of the coming dystopia is more likely to be right than George Orwell’s:  In short, absolute government control will not be hated, but loved.  The truth will be ignored and dismissed, and government censorship will be seen as a great good, not an oppresive …