George Orwell’s Letter on Why He Wrote ‘1984’
August 15, 2013 12:14 PM Subscribe
A wise man with a deep understanding of world and eerily prescient and accurate thoughts.
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Post-NSA revelations, 1984 seems even more real
. Reading this letter gives a view into George Orwell's thought process and he really impresses.
"Everywhere the world movement seems to be in the direction of centralised economies which can be made to ‘work’ in an economic sense but which are not democratically organised and which tend to establish a caste system."
"But one must remember that Britain and the USA haven’t been really tried, they haven’t known defeat or severe suffering, and there are some bad symptoms to balance the good ones."
"On the whole the English intelligentsia have opposed Hitler, but only at the price of accepting Stalin. Most of them are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history etc. so long as they feel that it is on ‘our’ side."
Everything he says is applicable and true even today.