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Politics

[VIDEO] “Orwellian” government is worse than authoritarian government

Orwellian government is not just repressive government; it is a government that seeks to reprogram your brain by controlling facts and language. With Trump’s election, Progressives have suddenly rediscovered both Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, her turgid 1980s attack on the Moral Majority and George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet Classics), one [Read More]

Economics

The past is present : a book and a movie from the 1940s have useful warnings for today’s socialist urges

Leftists love to rewrite the past, a creative totalitarian approach that allows them to forget all the lessons — both good and bad — that history teaches. For today’s lesson about the past’s relevance, this post looks at one movie from 1946 and one book from 1948 and uses their wisdom [Read More]

Judaism

The Jewish Left Lies About Tikkun Olam

by Robert J. Avrech I pay particular attention to the use and abuse of language by the left. The left has always lied and twisted reality to conform to its utopian ideology. But Barack Obama and the leftist media have ushered in a new Orwellian age where their morally depraved [Read More]

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The Bookworm Beat 8/22/16 — the “as the world turns” edition and open thread

No wonder 1984 is no longer required reading in high schools. One of the Little Bookworms, after a summer of sloth, decided to read something noteworthy before returning to school. Her choice was George Orwell’s 1984, which I would include in any top 25 or even top 10 reading list. [Read More]