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George Orwell 1984

Looks Like 1984 in Kansas

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The Kansas Board of Regents, many members of which have been appointed by the governor, has voted to restrict academic free speech.

Welcome to the Memory Hole

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I'm not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.

And Then There Was One

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What, after all, are we to make of a planet with a single superpower that lacks genuine enemies of any significance and that, to all appearances, has nonetheless been fighting a permanent global war with... well, itself -- and appears to be losing?

Time For An Orwellian Booty Call, Son

Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy

After analyzing such classics as The Great Gatsby and To Kill A Mockingbird, Thug Notes, and Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back with a breakdown of George Or...

Sales Of '1984' Skyrocket In Wake Of NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

On June 8, 1949, George Orwell published a novel describing a fictitious world gripped in the vise of constant war and a society held captive by the e...

This Holiday Season, What Happens When All of Our Cultural Memories Go Digital?

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.23.2013 | Technology
Govindini Murty

As you celebrate this holiday season, be sure to save your digital memories by printing them out or backing them up. And beyond that, do everything you can to speak out for internet freedom.

'Orwellian' Goldman Does Not Mean What It Says, Judge Declares

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

A federal judge has described Goldman Sachs as "Orwellian," which doesn't mean the company is staffed by talking pigs, but rather that -- like the Ing...

1984

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Jasdev Singh Rai

Was George Orwell thinking of India when he wrote 1984? Many Sikhs think so as they hold protest rallies in some of the capitals of the world every Ju...

Tim Robbins Ditches TV

AP | Posted 06.03.2012 | Celebrity

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins says his experience directing a play based on George Orwell's "1984" has prompted a life c...

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Sixty-three years ago, Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 turned out to be prophetic. Will that be true of The Hunger Games? Decide for yourself and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

New '1984' Adaptation In The Works

Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Has "The Hunger Games" inspired a surge of dystopian movies? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainme...

George Orwell and the Values Speech That Rick Santorum Would Like to Give

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

When people think of a cultural conservative like me, especially one who's Roman Catholic, they tend to think about abortion, but that's only part of the story.

Republican "Principles" Busting Out all Over

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

I've been agonizing for some time over how as a country we've catapulted so far beyond George Orwell's 1984, which taught us that rhetoric could be co...

'1984' First Edition Found In Charity Bin

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Paul Hol, a volunteer for the charity Lifeline, found the book when he was sorting through the pile of donations. "It's in a remarkably good condition...

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Oscar-pick Burma VJ Airs on HBO

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Rotondi

If the totalitarian nightmare portrayed in George Orwell's 1984 strikes you as an implausible portrait of state control and repression, a single viewi...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

For all our worries about Big Brother intruding on our lives, Big Brother has no way to stop individuals from intruding on him.

Is America Hooked on War?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

War is now the American way, even if peace is what most Americans experience while their proxies fight in distant lands. Any serious alternative to war is increasingly inconceivable.

"Well . . . I'd Like to Bring about World War, Charlie."

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Watching Sarah Palin attempt to answer some of Charlie Gibson's questions was reminiscent of the responses given by contestants in beauty pageants. ...

Mystery Official At Guantanamo Bay Altering Wikipedia Entries

NY Times' The Lede | Patrick Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's "1984," worked at a government job he hated, rewriting history to conform to current propaganda impe...