From the Bookshelf of Jordan B Peterson Reading Group

1984
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Corinne Wasilewski
Read this book as a teen-ager. The totalitarian regime terrified me, but, it seemed far away from real life. Not so this time around. This time the book hits close to home. Makes me worry for us all.
Benjamin Lupton
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had watched the movie previously, which communicated the notion of a super-state surveillance system very well. However, the book goes into other concepts that are also valuable and fascinating. Those that stood out to me were:

- where the tenants of socialism lead when followed down their logical conclusions - to redistribute wealth to achieve equal widespread impoverishment, and take power away from the individual and give it to a government entity instead

- control of language through vocabul
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