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1984, by George Orwell: An Authoritarianism Book Club Review

This is not the first time that I’ve read 1984. But now, the world of Oceania, of purge and Newspeak and Airstrip One and betrayal and IngSoc, doesn’t seem all that far off. It is April 5, 2017, and the … Continue reading

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A Reading List, Modestly Proposed, for the Recognition of the New Not-Normal State of the World

In times of trouble, my first impulse is to look at things through the prism of literature and history. Many great minds have tackled the problems of authoritarianism before, in fiction and non-fiction. So in order to balance matters a … Continue reading

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell: A Short Review

Ye gods, this was an irritating book. George Orwell’s 1936 novel is the story of Gordon Comstock. Comstock fancies himself a poet and a writer, no less, living in London in 1935. He published a slim volume of promising verse called … Continue reading

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