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EuroNews
French prime minister says ‘non’ to gender-neutral language– wrote to the education minister demanding the practice be banned, comparing i
EuroNews / Posted 9 hours ago
– wrote to the education minister demanding the practice be banned, comparing it to a form of totalitarianism imagined by George Orwell in his novel “1984”. The prime minister has written to ministers describing the masculine form as a neutral... Read more
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Spalding Today
Why did it take me so long to pick up this prophetic book?drawn in by quizzes about the top 100 books you must read in your lifetime. On
Spalding Today / Posted 2 days ago
drawn in by quizzes about the top 100 books you must read in your lifetime. On every list I see Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and, without fail, I tell myself I really must get round to reading it. In fact, I sensed the all-seeing Big... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Pastor Bo: In praise of good guys who step up as 'dangerous men'only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." — Richard G
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." — Richard Grenier, 1993 Washington Times, paraphrasing George Orwell. In Genesis Chapter 14, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were overrun by enemies. Everyone who lived through... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Satire Is a Necessary and Vital Part of Free Speech, Says Anenihsatire both involved animals, curiously enough: Richard Adams' fantasy epic abo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
satire both involved animals, curiously enough: Richard Adams' fantasy epic about rabbits, Watership Down, and the timeless George Orwell classic, Animal Farm. Lord of the Flies gets an honourable mention as another similarly satirical allegory of... Read more
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The Register
Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truthfolks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the m
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole – a conceit conjured by George Orwell to describe a political mechanism for altering the truth. The event, Dodging the Memory Hole 2017, was the... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Johnson & Wales women's volleyball team has unfinished business at NCAA Tournamentfive championship teams during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers, flatly sa
The Providence Journal / Posted 6 days ago
five championship teams during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers, flatly said it was “not attainable.” Visionary author George Orwell, an early voice for social justice and societal awareness, said being flawed in some way was “the essence of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Manic Tories Trump Monty Pythontragic finale. To that end, and since it just wouldn’t feel fair to leave him o
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
tragic finale. To that end, and since it just wouldn’t feel fair to leave him out, let’s make sure we reserve a role for George Orwell as well – it comes natural: The tensions in Theresa May’s government intensified on Sunday night ahead of this... Read more
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Slate
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing, Living, and Being Black in Trump’s Americainteresting what you said about not having your name. There is this sort of fin
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
interesting what you said about not having your name. There is this sort of final step that some writers like George Orwell or Franz Kafka go to, where their names literally get appropriated for— Yeah, yeah. And we’re not at that yet,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Newman High School September Student of the Month: Eli Blaneyyou could change one thing about your school, what would it be? Maybe a functio
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? Maybe a functioning tech department. What scares you? George Orwell might be a time traveller with a warning. If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? An... Read more
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Daily Mail
Female BBC hosts don ‘Happy Equal Pay Day’ t-shirtscame from BBC correspondent Razia Iqbal, who tweeted a photo of herself in an e
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
came from BBC correspondent Razia Iqbal, who tweeted a photo of herself in an equal-sign T-shirt standing next to the George Orwell statue outside the corporation’s HQ, and wrote: ‘If inequality exists for BBC women you can be sure it does... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Our lives with ‘d***head magnets’on but for genuine journalism that’s the whole point. Indeed, the BBC this week
The Courier Mail / Posted 12 days ago
on but for genuine journalism that’s the whole point. Indeed, the BBC this week unveiled a statue of its erstwhile employee George Orwell, whose plaque bore his famous quote: “If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what... Read more
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Herald Sun
Our lives with ‘d***head magnets’on but for genuine journalism that’s the whole point. Indeed, the BBC this week
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
on but for genuine journalism that’s the whole point. Indeed, the BBC this week unveiled a statue of its erstwhile employee George Orwell, whose plaque bore his famous quote: “If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what... Read more
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Daily Mail
Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacyOnline tracking is a 'perfect storm of a really bad idea' and has made George O
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Online tracking is a 'perfect storm of a really bad idea' and has made George Orwell's 1984 a reality, warns founder of Opera web browser Jon von Tetzchner said the situation was already comparable to Orwell's dystopian novel '1984' Warned Web... Read more
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The Chronicle
Pandora's inboxIn his dystopian masterpiece 1984, George Orwell predicts the fate of critical
The Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
In his dystopian masterpiece 1984, George Orwell predicts the fate of critical free thinking. “In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.” Dialogue and debate will become nearly... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Andrew Marr: George Orwell would have 'sneered and spat' on his statue unveiled by BBCWhen George Orwell resigned from the BBC in 1943, he informed his superiors tha
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
When George Orwell resigned from the BBC in 1943, he informed his superiors that he could no longer bear “wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no results”. Such was Orwell’s disdain for public institutions, that the... Read more
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Arts Journal
The wild life of a playwrightLincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America (I read this when it came out seven years
Arts Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America (I read this when it came out seven years ago, but haven’t looked at it since then) • George Orwell: A Life in Letters • Franny Moyle’s Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner •... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Cost of Resistancemonkey sewed to the back half of a fish. There is no shortage of artists, inte
Op-Ed News / Posted 15 days ago
monkey sewed to the back half of a fish. There is no shortage of artists, intellectuals and writers, from Martin Buber and George Orwell to James Baldwin, who warned us that this dystopian era was fast approaching. But in our Disneyfied world of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Statecraft, Diplomacy and Lie Tellingof supremacists in the White House, egged on by the wild forces of revisionism.
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
of supremacists in the White House, egged on by the wild forces of revisionism. It was the great English novelist/satirist George Orwell who first introduced me to the capacity of the State to lie blatantly. In his highly political novel, Nineteen... Read more
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Scotsman
Kirsty Gunn: Scotland’s Orwellian nightmare, courtesy of Brexit, globalisation and ‘Happy Holidays’which shouts: Yes! I belong! Much of what is going on in Scotland, alas, plays
Scotsman / Posted 16 days ago
which shouts: Yes! I belong! Much of what is going on in Scotland, alas, plays along with the kind of groupspeak – as George Orwell began thinking about it in his dystopian novel 1984 about terrible outcomes and socially engineered futures –... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Dr Chee: Was Elgin Toh, Straits Times right? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSGiven what happened, is it fair and reasonable to say that our non-violent init
The Temasek Review / Posted 16 days ago
Given what happened, is it fair and reasonable to say that our non-violent initiatives were futile? To paraphrase George Orwell, sometimes it is better to create history than learn from it. I’ve provided this narrative repeatedly in my... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
CHRIS KELLY: Reassessing the deeper motives behind murky ballot languageone’s declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
one’s declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.” — George Orwell, 1903-1950 Like politicians and the bottom-feeders who quietly pull public purse strings for profit, the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
SUBHED: Reassessing the deeper motives behind murky ballot languageone’s declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
one’s declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.” — George Orwell, 1903-1950 Like politicians and the bottom-feeders who quietly pull public purse strings for profit, the... Read more
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Canberra Times
An American troutKilling and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
Killing and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes.com.au In his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell made the observation, "Somehow it always seems worse killing a large animal." With birds, and with fish, the... Read more
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The Age
An American troutKilling and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes
The Age / Posted 18 days ago
Killing and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes.com.au In his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell made the observation, "Somehow it always seems worse killing a large animal." With birds, and with fish, the... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
An American troutKilling and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Killing and eating becomes less abstract." Photo: john.thistleton@canberratimes.com.au In his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell made the observation, "Somehow it always seems worse killing a large animal." With birds, and with fish, the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
[OPINION] Reclaim the City needs to reclaim the causemerely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality,
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” - George Orwell, author and outspoken democratic socialist. Haji Mohamed Dawjee is a commentator on gender equality,... Read more
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BBC News
The time when America stopped being greathostage crisis, the country demonstrated its capacity for renewal. 1984, far fr
BBC News / Posted 19 days ago
hostage crisis, the country demonstrated its capacity for renewal. 1984, far from being the dystopian hell presaged by George Orwell, was a time of celebration and optimism. Uncle Sam - back then, nobody gave much thought to the country being... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Letters to the editorand public. But our present governments seem to be determined to break out into
Chatham Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
and public. But our present governments seem to be determined to break out into the wilderness and ignore what writer George Orwell called "the Judeo-Christian scheme of morals” that used to guide us. Stephen Beecroft Canadian Minister of... Read more
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International Business Times
Those on the left who love the whiff of 'revolution' have been blindsided by Catalan separatism worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask
International Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on," as George Orwell, whose placard adorns a modest square in Barcelona, once wrote. In this instance, the 'side' one ought to be on... Read more
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Acton Commentary
China’s ‘Social Credit System’: When dystopian fiction becomes realityGrowing up, I was fascinated with authors such as Ayn Rand, Aldous Huxley, Lois
Acton Commentary / Posted 21 days ago
Growing up, I was fascinated with authors such as Ayn Rand, Aldous Huxley, Lois Lowry, George Orwell, and others who developed dystopian worlds through their writing. Reading their works was a fun way to explore the extremes that our society would... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Repertory Society's 2018-19 season Power and Passion at Theatre 3soldier in the Serbian army and is shocked to discover he carries chocolates, r
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 22 days ago
soldier in the Serbian army and is shocked to discover he carries chocolates, rather than bullets, in his pockets. George Orwell wrote, ""It is probably the wittiest play he ever wrote, the most flawless technically, and in spite of being a... Read more
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The Age
Canberra Repertory Society's 2018-19 season Power and Passion at Theatre 3soldier in the Serbian army and is shocked to discover he carries chocolates, r
The Age / Posted 22 days ago
soldier in the Serbian army and is shocked to discover he carries chocolates, rather than bullets, in his pockets. George Orwell wrote, ""It is probably the wittiest play he ever wrote, the most flawless technically, and in spite of being a... Read more
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The Hindu
The links between law and literaturecan determine whether a piece of writing or speech or performance is to be rega
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
can determine whether a piece of writing or speech or performance is to be regarded as having literary merit or not. As George Orwell noted, one of the parameters to judge a literary work is its ability to survive over time and in competition... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Fresh-Look Auckland Arts Festival in 2018he says.International theatreIn the major international line-up is the arrestin
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 22 days ago
he says.International theatreIn the major international line-up is the arresting, smash-hit theatre adaptation of the George Orwell classic, 1984, written by Duncan MacMillan and Robert Icke and presented in association with Auckland Theatre... Read more
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Scotsman
George Orwell’s cottage on Jura may become listed buildingA secluded cottage on the Hebridean island of Jura where George Orwell wrote Ni
Scotsman / Posted 22 days ago
A secluded cottage on the Hebridean island of Jura where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four may be given protected status. Scotland’s national heritage agency is considering whether Barnhill cottage should be designated a listed building –... Read more
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Scotsman
George Orwell’s cottage on Jura to become listed buildingA secluded cottage on the Hebridean island of Jura where George Orwell wrote Ni
Scotsman / Posted 24 days ago
A secluded cottage on the Hebridean island of Jura where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four may be given protected status. Scotland’s national heritage agency is considering whether Barnhill cottage should be designated a listed building –... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
Not normal timeswho cannot bring himself to criticize Putin in any manner. I could go on... Se
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
who cannot bring himself to criticize Putin in any manner. I could go on... Sen. Flake’s speech reminded me of an essay by George Orwell. I’ve been reading a lot of him lately, in these times everyone should be reading a lot of Orwell. In his essay... Read more
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The Wooster Voice
COW meal plan necessitates revisitingif more and more students are concerned, it becomes the voice of students. Thin
The Wooster Voice / Posted 26 days ago
if more and more students are concerned, it becomes the voice of students. Think about it. Ignorance is strength, as George Orwell stated in 1984. Maybe 90 percent of our tuition is being accumulated for the president’s future holiday trip to... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
New program equips Kansas City residents to take high-tech approach to neighborhood watchWilliams registered his personal surveillance cameras to do just that. “Ironic
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 26 days ago
Williams registered his personal surveillance cameras to do just that. “Ironically, I just got through reading George Orwell`s 1984 again, so I do have mixed feelings about sharing footage,” Williams said. “But at the end of the day I... Read more
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TribLIVE
Region’s high school thespians staging ‘Animal Farm’ to ‘The Addams Family’Farm.” Freshmen Noah Staranko (left) and Kyle Dynys rehearse a scene. The poli
TribLIVE / Posted 27 days ago
Farm.” Freshmen Noah Staranko (left) and Kyle Dynys rehearse a scene. The political significance of staging a story like George Orwell's “Animal Farm” is not lost on junior Jeffrey Backus. “Especially in the era we're in now, this play really... Read more
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Greenwich Time
No, Books Are NOT 'the New Business Card'waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social medi
Greenwich Time / Posted 27 days ago
waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social media marketing or a formula for living well. George Orwell said that writing a book "is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness." The... Read more
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The News-Times
No, Books Are NOT 'the New Business Card'waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social medi
The News-Times / Posted 27 days ago
waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social media marketing or a formula for living well. George Orwell said that writing a book "is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness." The... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
No, Books Are NOT 'the New Business Card'waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social medi
Stamford Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social media marketing or a formula for living well. George Orwell said that writing a book "is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness." The... Read more
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Connecticut Post
No, Books Are NOT 'the New Business Card'waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social medi
Connecticut Post / Posted 27 days ago
waiting to interview the author of the 576th book on career growth, social media marketing or a formula for living well. George Orwell said that writing a book "is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness." The... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Paul Craig Roberts To The American Left: R.I.P.expressing a truth, as the Google engineer did, can destroy a person’s career.
Zero Hedge / Posted 28 days ago
expressing a truth, as the Google engineer did, can destroy a person’s career. There is no freedom in such a system. As George Orwell said, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to... Read more
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EuroNews
Toni Morrison to Jenifer Lewis: Your Fall Reading GuideCoates's themes reflect broader social and political phenomena. It's this timel
EuroNews / Posted 29 days ago
Coates's themes reflect broader social and political phenomena. It's this timeless timeliness—reminiscent of the work of George Orwell and James Baldwin—that makes Coates worth reading again and again." — Publishers Weekly"Sing, Unburied, Sing"... Read more
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Daily Mail
How to live to 100by George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men. When in England, she lived on the
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
by George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men. When in England, she lived on the third floor of a building in North London; George Orwell lived on the second. Inviting her to tea at his flat one day, he made a ham-fisted pass at her. ‘Much to my... Read more
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The Age
Books that Changed Me: Liam BrownBroadcast, which is published by Bantam Press. He lives in England with his wif
The Age / Posted 30 days ago
Broadcast, which is published by Bantam Press. He lives in England with his wife and two children. NINETEEN EIGHT-FOUR George Orwell I first read Nineteen Eighty-Four when I was 11. A notoriously prophetic novel, its chilling vision of a... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Books that Changed Me: Liam BrownBroadcast, which is published by Bantam Press. He lives in England with his wif
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 30 days ago
Broadcast, which is published by Bantam Press. He lives in England with his wife and two children. NINETEEN EIGHT-FOUR George Orwell I first read Nineteen Eighty-Four when I was 11. A notoriously prophetic novel, its chilling vision of a... Read more
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The Hill
Despite its name, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act threatens free speechIn "Politics and the English Language," George Orwell wrote that "political spe
The Hill / Posted a month ago
In "Politics and the English Language," George Orwell wrote that "political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible,” noting that banal euphemisms are often used to describe war and other atrocities. Six decades later, American... Read more
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