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5.0 out of 5 stars So Who's Who?, December 1, 1999
This review is from: Animal Farm: Anniversary Edition (Mass Market Paperback)
A quite excellent book and the best political satire I have ever read. Can only be fully appreciated if the reader is familliar with the history of the Russian Revolution. For those who aren't, here is a list of who, or what, I thought the various animals and events represented.
Jones:= The Aristocracy. The Old Major:= Lenin. Napoleon:= Stalin. Snowball:= Trotsky. Squealer:= Beria?. Boxer:= The male Peasants. Dolly:= The female Peasants. The Pigs:= The Communist Party. The Dogs:= The NKVD. The Sheep:= The Army. The Raven:= The Clergy. The Donkey:= The Intellectuals, maybe the Jews. The Windmill:= Stalin's 5 year plans. Frederick`s Farm:= Germany. Pilkington Farm:= The West. The Counterfeit Money:= The Molotov-Rippentrop Pact.
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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011 9:02:55 AM PDT
Just one thing, Old Major= Carl Marx, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 4:35:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2011 4:37:43 AM PDT
Rainer says:
Marx and Lenin both can be regarded as Old Major..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 12:13:48 AM PST
That would be Karl Marx, but yep.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:47:24 PM PDT
SLAPPYWAG1 says:
I don't think that the books needs to be seen as only in a political light but as a social one as well. Boxer can be anyone with blind patriotism.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 9:45:36 AM PDT
I agree. For example, this could easily apply to the contemporary corporate work environment and its demand for loyalty by employees who will become collateral damage.

Posted on May 14, 2013 3:10:17 PM PDT
Iain and Avowed are right. I minored in communism (i.e. Russian Studies) at University. I say communism because all four lit classes were about the soviet union. At first it is incredibly obvious that this book is about Russia or has very heavy parallels to it. But by the end you realize this is going on in our own society with politicians (Republicans) and social justice.

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Posted on Nov 12, 2014 9:16:11 AM PST
Laura B. says:
The false flag mass murders of 9/11 prove that Orwell's terrible prophesy has come to pass after all.

The following was written by Winston Churchill and published in the "Illustrated Sunday Herald" on February 8, 1920.

"In violent opposition to all this sphere of Jewish effort rise the schemes of the International Jews. The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where the Jews are persecuted on account of their race. Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world. This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing...and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.

There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistic Jews..."

George Orwell could not have been unaware of this.
I'll give you one guess who the pigs are in "Animal Farm."

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
-Mark Twain

Orwell was more right than you know.

Check out:
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
9/11 Missing Links
Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former Director of Studies at the US Army War College
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