George Orwell . . . Born the son of an Opium Agent in Bengal, Eric Blair was educated in England (Eton 1921). The joined the British Imperial Police in Burma, serving until 1927. He then travelled around England and Europe, doing various odd jobs to support his writing.
Who controls the past controls the future /
Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell’s “1984”
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.
An apocalyptical codex of our worst fears.