1984 (Modern Classics Series): Big Brother Is Watching You - A Political Sci-Fi Dystopia Kindle Edition
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Another worthwhile book is "A Nation of Sheep" by William J. Lederer
I am glad I did. I no longer view it as a frightening vision, as I consider the scenario depicted impossible. I view the work as an indictment of the Soviet Union employing the satirist's tactic of exaggeration to heighten the critique. By envisioning a world even worse than the USSR, increasing its horrors in every area and manner, Orwell managed to rebut the Union's liberal apologists too timid to condemn Stalin, afraid doing so would discredit socialism. His master stroke was in setting the system in England, showing the World what such a system would look like in the "Western" world, not someplace foreign to his target audience. Orwell forced English and American readers to confront the awful possibility, to face the harsh facts of such a system that they might not welcome it but work to prevent it.
Now I find *1984* enjoyable, particularly Julia and O'Brien. Winston is good, but they are great.
Today Kellyanne Conway announced that we were given alternate facts. Shades of changing the past and controlling the present
Get ready to party like it's 1984