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It's not the authoritarian and cruel part that makes 1984 so memorable. After all, like you said, Colin, there's a long list of autocratic, authoritarian and cruel empires/societies/governments throughout history. It's the absurdity of it, particularly how language is used as a tool of repression. That's how the English language got the terms Big Brother, doublethink, Newspeak, thoughtcrime, etc (as part of the "Orwellian" adjective).
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Hm ... The full story is on the Las Vegas Review-Journal, not your Amaze and Amuse blog - that should be the via link.

I think this is a big part of why your submissions haven't gotten much traction, Pat. The topics have all been very interesting (so you've definitely got talent for finding interesting stuff).
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