Freedom Is Slavery: America Introduced to Big Brother

Abby Zimet

One small good thing to come of the NSA revelations: Americans are discovering the brilliant, prescient "1984" by English Democratic Socialist Eric Arthur Blair, aka George Orwell. Just in time for its 64th anniversary, sales of his classic dystopian tale of state surveillance and thought control have skyrocketed, with sales rising an incredible 5,771% and some editions hitting Amazon's top bestsellers list. Better late than never. Man, would that Orwell was here to see this.

“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” - 1984

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