Book Review · Resist

Why is 1984 Relevant Today? – Part One

As part of the RESIST! series, I am hoping to bring attention to articles by the wonderful Lois & David of Lois Reads Books blog. These focus on 1984 by George Orwell. In this second installment, David focuses on the relevance of this book in today’s time. Please enjoy.

If you missed the first installment, an overview and review of 1984, click here!


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Hey everyone, it’s David, I hope this doesn’t seem like a 1984 overload, but I was planning to make this post part of my 1984 review. I decided against it in the end as I thought it would end up being much too long and there was easily enough content for three posts.

In recent years, sales of 1984 have been steadily increasing. However, over the past weeks sales of 1984 have skyrocketed and 1984 is currently top of the Amazon’sbest selling bookssection following Trump’s advisor, Kellyanne Conway’s statement regarding so called “alternative facts”. To say that this statement is the sole reason for the dramatic sales of the book, or the explanation for why 1984 is relevant today, would be too simplistic however. To attempt to give an explanation as to why I think 1984 is relevant today; I will focus on key themes from the book…

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