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  • "1984" by George Orwell

The Oceanian province of Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain) is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism  under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes. Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good.[1] The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line. Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother.

As literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, and memory hole, have entered everyday use since its publication in 1949.


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Those who hate the truth view the truth as hate.
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Reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
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I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me.
It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.