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George Orwell Outside the Whale

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George Orwell Outside the Whale


@mitchbob 5 months

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Archived: https://archive.ph/xbHlY

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@hulitu 5 months

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Funny: "We at The New Statesman value your privacy

By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.

" Also later "This is your last free article".

Newspeak lives on.

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@Synaesthesia 5 months

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Everybody should read Homage To Catalonia. His best books and superb account of what the experience of war is like.

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@1cvmask 5 months

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My favorite interaction of Orwell with another writer is that with Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley wrote this in a letter to Orwell in 1949:

Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large-scale biological and atomic war — in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.

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