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A Reading Suggestion

 

Last updated 2/3/2021 at 4:27pm



It is not unusual to hear casual references to George Owell’s novel “1984.” That novel grippingly describes what life was like for the citizenry of a fictional country, Oceania, in which every aspect of their lives was intrusively surveilled, controlled and influenced by an omnipotent, ever-present political entity known as the “Party,” or more colloquially, Big Brother. Most often, the reaction to that oppression was a passive acceptance of the miserable conditions of their dull existence. Nonconformity to the dictated norms of that all-powerful entity was the worst possible sin,...



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