Big Brother (not the reality show). Thought police. Doublethink. Newspeak. George Orwell’s ‘1984’ turns 65 this week.
It happened this week in 1949. About a year before his death at 46, George Orwell publishes his dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984 in later editions). Is the nightmare vision he created in his novel becoming a reality?