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Why is 1984 Relevant Today? – Part Two

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 third and last 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!

For the second installment, Why is 1984 Relevant Today? Part One, click here!

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Hey everyone, it’s David, 0wing to the rising popularity of 1984 today, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the reasons that 1984 is relevant in today’s society following my review of the book. In Part One I discussed surveillance, freedom of media/speech and the existence of three global superpowers and tension between these nations.

If you have never read 1984 previously, then be sure to check out my review here. Without further ado, lets get into it.

So without further ado, lets get into part two

Nuclear Weapons

In 1984 it is referred to multiple times that nukes had been used in the past when the three global superpowers were at war. Specifically an atomic bomb dropped on Colchester is referred to. These devastating attacks would have been fresh in the minds of Orwell’s original readers at a time not long after the bombings…

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