Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/george ... -conway-1984
Jean Seaton quotes Orwell, "Science, in the old sense, had almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for science.”
Tim Crook suggests reading Orwell's "Politics and the English Language".
You can find 1984 here:
A series of quotes from 1984 on GoodReads:
- For the Love of Pigs
I would add "The Plot Against America" by Phillip Roth
"It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis (I haven't red this one).
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/27/1626301/-New-York- ... -That-Wasn-t
- And got the T-shirt
Women protested in the Texas Senate dressed as women from The Handmaid's Tale. Texas has some awful bills that the Senate will undoubtedly pass, but there's some hope the the House has better sense. One would allow a doctor who determined that a fetus had a defect to not inform the mother if the doctor suspected that the mother might choose abortion. It would also prevent the doctor from being sued if the child was born with a disability.
- For the Love of Pigs
“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. ... Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”
― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism c. 1951
Also wrote "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report in the Banality of Evil" as in Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann
Found this in a tweet here: