All Articles on George Orwell

The Trump administration has little respect for the integrity of words, no respect for educating the public with the facts, and every intention of clouding the space between fact and fiction, certainty and uncertainty. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The War on Words in Donald Trump’s White House: How to Fudge, Obfuscate, and Lie Our Way Into a New Universe
The strategies employed in Washington to confuse and mislead the public have subtly eaten away at the country’s collective mindset, creating fertile ground for Trumpian-style lying to successfully take root.
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The Oligarchs have accumulated massive power, all at the expense of the people. (Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
When the Fringe Is Mainstream and the Mainstream Is Fringe: On Orwell and US Oligarchy
The Democratic Party and the mainstream press are doing their best to make all records tell the same tale, and they’re doing it as part of a systematic coup by the oligarchy that has been four decades in the making.
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We are, in other words, already on a dystopian planet. (Photo Detail: Jim Bourg/Reuters, Paneikon) Views
2084: Is Donald Trump Big Brother?
Orwell revisited in the age of Trump
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Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (L) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a campaign hornet's nest as his rivals collectively turned their sights on the billionaire in the party's second debate of the 2016 presidential race. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Views
No Cause Has Achieved the Same Combination of Deranged Views and Raw Power as the Modern American Right-Wing
A few thoughts on the theoretical Bolsheviks and other conservatives I have known
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When Truth Isn't Truth
Casting doubt on reality is not a philosophical position, it is a strategy designed to confuse people and undermine democracy
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Trump Resorts to 'Pure 1984 Totalitarian Gaslighting,' Telling Supporters to Ignore News Coverage of His Policies
"What you see is true, it is happening, and it is getting worse every day."
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The Management of Unleashed Insanity
Trump perfects the role of Propagandist-in-Chief.
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Fake News is Not New and Huxley, Not Orwell, is the Messenger
Why it's time to reread Neil Postman
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Orwell’s Lessons for the Era of Trump
The great writer would have had a field day parsing the speeches and performances of the last few days.
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Is Iraq a Success? Just Ask Humpty Dumpty
In "Through the Looking Glass," Lewis Carroll's companion book to "Alice in Wonderland," Humpty Dumpty harumphs to Alice, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less." It was, of course, a withering sneer at the deceit that passed for sophisticated discourse in...
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