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Orwell's eerily spot-on prescience
J. Dolan J. Jul 27, 2016 01:03PM
Change one word in Emmanuel Goldstein's "Theory and Practice of Oligarchal Collectivism" and you arrive at the monster that is strangling this brave new world of ours today: oligarchal capitalism (ref. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein). Any comments on that, or the validity of some of Orwell's other prognostications?



Oligarchy is nothing new. Aristotle, for one, had much to say about it. That we have allowed it to take dominance speaks to our commitment to democracy as a society. Our "TickleMe Elmo" mentality.

Perpetual fear, war, and rage? Our bad.


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