Orwell’s 1984

Control is freedom; slavery is liberation.

An apocalyptical codex of our worst fears.

Nineteen Eighty-Four has not just sold tens of millions of copies – it has infiltrated the consciousness of countless people who have never read it.

The phrases and concepts that Orwell minted (coined) have become essential fixtures of political language. Popular ones include: newspeak, Big Brother, the thought police, doublethink, memory hole, 2+2=5 and the ministry of truth.

The word Orwellian has turned the author’s own name into a capacious synonym for everything he hated and feared.

 

Author: bidoonism

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