So Are We Living in 1984?
The Politics of 1984 Through the Years
A short selection of
An early adaptation of
An animated short explaining the difference between merely totalitarian and “Orwellian.”
In this article from The New York Times, the author argues that in contemporary society, the threat of “Big Brother” has been transformed into “Little Brother”—online mob mentality and collections of internet trolls.
Does the language you speak influence the thoughts you think? Could Newspeak’s goal of eliminating independent thought by removing complex words have worked? The Linguistic Society of America provides some answers.
In 2014, two researchers claimed that the Elf on the Shelf was unwittingly training children to live in an authoritarian state and to accept regular violations of privacy.
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