George Orwell has recently shot back into prominence after 1984 sold out on Amazon, but what of the man, and what lessons can we learn from him in 2017?
The genius of Donald Trump is something to celebrate. In a solitary week he’s unified a disparate nation, and shot ancient literature back into prominence. Beat that, Obama.
Somehow we survived it: last week saw the first of Trump, our contentious national day, and a cabal of scientists claiming we’re a bit closer to annihilation.
Sweet, merciful Thursday. What happened while you were asleep? Well Gillian Triggs won’t be getting her job back, Bob Dylan won’t show up to accept his prize and “post-truth” became the word of the year.
What up, broletariats? For today’s lesson, we have Sparky Sweets PHd to explain George Orwell’s subtextual dig at socialism, Animal Farm.
Nineteen Eighty-Four left a lasting impression on April Davis, and is a book by her bedside that she feels should be by everyone else’s as a testament to how eerily futurist it is.
Another favourite in Lachlan Dale’s bedside books is an eye-opener into the life of the poor in the 1920’s – George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London.”