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Happy birthday, George Orwell!

Happy birthday to George Orwell (25 June, 1903 – 21 January, 1950)!

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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”
― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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shooting2kill
Jun. 25th, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, snap! I was thinking and talking about him the other day as I'd just discovered that he'd lived for a time in Hampstead. A hero of mine.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 7th, 2016 10:23 am (UTC)
How very cool! He's a hero of mine, too.
mosinging1986
Jun. 25th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
I re-read this a few months ago, probably for the first time since high school. It's astonishing how much it reflects today's world.
acciochocolate
Jun. 25th, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Sadly, yes.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 7th, 2016 10:24 am (UTC)
That's so true! Each time I teach it, the students are more amazed how relevant it is. :(
primsong
Jun. 29th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
This man had more wisdom than many gave him credit for. We may wish his vision of the future was a fancy, but it was apparently more prophecy than pipedream. I'm glad his work is still being read, it needs to be.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 7th, 2016 10:24 am (UTC)
A heartfelt "Yes!" to everything you just said!
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