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LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

In 1943, George Orwell wrote that he feared “the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world.” The preceding decades saw mass disinformation campaigns through the extensive use of propaganda, near-omniscient government surveillance, seemingly endless warfare, hostility towards minorities and totalitarianism on both the right and the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Facing Dystopian Realities

VIEWPOINT: Facing Dystopian Realities

On Nov. 9, my Ignatius Seminar on utopia and dystopia in literature and film was scheduled to start discussing George Orwell’s famous novel “1984.” In the wake of President Donald Trump’s victory, many students who came to class that day said they felt as if they had suddenly awoken in[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

"1984" by George Orwell.

Social Rules As Dictated By Social Media

“War is Peace.” “Freedom is Slavery.” “Ignorance is Strength.” For anybody who’s ever read George Orwell’s “1984,” these three lines are among the most memorable phrases that resonate throughout the novel. A code to live by, they hold sway over the minds of every citizen of Oceania. Each day these[Read More…]

by June 16, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide