Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell, written in 1949. It is about his idea of a future where the government controls and watches everyone, all the time.

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  • "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."[1]
Simple: Fighting is the same as not fighting. Being free is the same as being a slave. Not knowing makes you strong.
  • "Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death."[2]
Simple: Thinking bad things about the government (called Thoughtcrime in the book) is not punished with death, thinking bad things about the government is death.

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