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Old 11-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Har-Tru View Post
I read 1984 during the Bush years, after 9/11 and right during the first weeks of the Iraq war, and I thought it did fit that society perfectly.

Oceania's puritanism is no longer topical (where I'm living at least). Huxley describes a hedonistic materialistic world, with each individual being predetermined by "Technique". He was right.


The discursive analysis in 1984 - Newspeak - is of course still topical (and a brilliant one) . But that's an everlasting issue.

But I repeat, Orwell had no intention to make an anticipation novel. He first intended to name his book The Last Man in Europe or 1948.


Edit: A great book I could add to my list is "Dear Jihadists" by Philippe Muray (English version exists).

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