Why You Should Read 1984 (Again)

Despite being published in 1949 at the tail end of World War II, I think George Orwell’s fictional novel, 1984, is still as relevant today as it was back then.

The book is set in the fictional state of Oceania, where a dystopian future has taken over the reins of society. The leader of the nation, Big Brother, keeps a constant eye on citizens, making sure that they think, act, and speak precisely how they should further the aims of the rulers.

Governed by the Party, the people of Oceania have no form of freedom, not in the way they think, the way they speak, or in what they do.

I believe (and I am not the only one) in the current state of our society, with data collection and the…

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