60th Anniversary of Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell's classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was released sixty years ago this week.  It's doubleplusgood.  To say otherwise is crimethink and will result in being sent to a joycamp.

You can read the full text here.

Via Hit & Run

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ted, no, sorry, neither explaination attempt cuts it.

"Anti-propaganda propaganda" sounds uncannily like the newspeak Orwell was denouncing. If you read the book, you see he clearly does not take the side of States or institutions, his focus is on the individual.

Again, "ill-informed" and "premises" make no sense in a dystopian novel. I invite you try and present examples of misinformation taken from the book itself instead of just pointing out a vague possibility.
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Mytake, it could very easily be anti-propaganda propaganda. I think our definitions of propaganda have probably loosened up. Now it means "whatever the other side is saying".

It could be ill-informed if it were based on imperfectly formed or poorly researched premises.
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kat:- Yup - Brazil was a far better film of 1984 than the film of 1984 that came out in 1984 was. Then again, it's by Gilliam, so it'd be hard pushed to be bad.
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