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#70- Are We Living in Orwell’s 1984?

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This week, Scott and Karl put on their tin foil hats for a reading of George Orwell’s 1984. 

Published in 1949, the enduring relevance in 1984 is hard to overlook. Of its message, Karl says, “There are definitely right stories to tell and wrong stories to tell. The wrong stories get pulled which is why I’m frustrated with George Orwell— you wrote the instruction manual!”

In a world where language is used solely for political purposes and family life is replaced by pure economic calculus, Orwell managed to tell a story with characters that his readers can identify with.

Karl continues, “If you have any sort of sensitivity like I do, this is one [book] you will throw across the room. Not because it is bad, but because it rings so true.”

Tune in for a fascinating discussion on political prophecy, power, and compliance in this week’s episode, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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