New Article: “The Meaning of ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’ in These Trumpian Times” by Kevin of Team Colors

The Meaning Of “1984” And “Brave New World” In These Trumpian Times

By Kevin Van Meter, Speakout of Truthout | Op-Ed

“Alternative Facts.” “The media is the opposition party.” “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.” Short poignant phrases that very well could have been written by an ailing Eric Arthur Blair in a cottage on the Isle of Jura. It was the winter of 1946 and Blair, who had taken the pen name George Orwell 14 years prior, had sought a temporary reprieve from post-World War II London in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The work that occupied his mind: 1984.  Since the utterance of these short, distressing phrases by members of the Trump regime, sales of 1984 have boomed, as the Guardian pounced: “Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway’s ‘alternative facts’.” Dozens and dozens of subsequent articles on the book have appeared in the days since.

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