Tag: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Russell Taylor: Welcome to Airstrip One

Some commentators have noted that the warnings found in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four never materialised in Britain, but that a more subtle, creeping authoritarianism has taken hold instead. Members of the political class crave power just as much as those of the Party, but they don’t express it with such ruthless intent. Their brand of

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Sorry, Syria – by Margaret Thatcher

Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya… it is no coincidence that these troubled nations lie in Orwell’s “Disputed Regions” in “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.  They are, inherently, Tribal Nations.  (Orwell understood this very well in “Nineteen Eighty-Four” hence his label and description about the wars that were undertaken there, this is, however, another post for another time.) These tribes

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