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Orwell’s Own Airstrip One in 2014

  • Ian Williams
Chapter
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

Abstract

This looks at Britain and the world, 30 years after 1984 and 70 years after 1944 when Orwell was beginning to assess the price of victory in a war-battered Britain and world which had seen a total commitment to the war effort and an explosion of technology related to it. Without imputing seer-like qualities to the author it shows how well he anticipated the machinery of repression to come, but also how he portrayed so convincingly the social atmosphere of a repressive dystopia.

Keywords

Dystopia Technologies of tyranny Thought Police Fox News 

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bard Center for Globalization and International AffairsManhattanUSA

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