Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A critically acclaimed and some have said all too prophetic warning about totalitarian government.

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Publication date 1949
Author(s) George Orwell
Subjects new world order,  totalitarianism,  newspeak,  doublespeak

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dark novel about a totalitarian future of perpetual war.


Orwell coins many new words in the novel, which he describes as 'Newspeak'.

Perpetual War

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The nation states are engaged in permanent war with each other.

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Mass surveillance

Orwell predicts the 21st century Mass surveillance by populating the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four with hidden monitoring equipment such as television cameras.

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Elite rule

The majority of the citizens ('the proles') are routinely deceived and swindled by a small minority of party members.

Party members' lives are more disciplined, so for example they are expected to attend the daily "2 minutes of hate" session during which they focus on enemy images.