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1984 In 2021: We’re Doing Big Brother’s Job For Him

1984 In 2021: We’re Doing Big Brother’s Job For Him

by Thomas L. Knapp George Orwell’s classic dystopia 1984 describes a future (as of 1949, the year of its publication) in which a totalitarian state attempts to control both present and future by modifying the past. The novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, “rectifying” past news accounts: “[T]he Ministry of Plenty […]