George Orwell

Reader input: Freedom is over-rated

George Orwell in 1948 wrote of his vision of 1984. Summarized from the first two paragraphs he said: “big brother is watching you,” the caption said. In the far distanc ...

Reader Input: Big Brother gaining power

Previously I wrote concerning the intrusion of the administration into our everyday lives, citing the absence of habeas corpus in West Germany where I lived for 12 years (“Ke ...

Another View: English: A new word added every 98 minutes

George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” describes a nightmarish world in which words are systematically removed from dictionaries: Newspeak was designed not to extend bu ...

Another View: Program is ‘Newspeak’ for abortion

“War Is Peace.” “Freedom is Slavery.” “Ignorance is Strength.” These slogans are spoken in Newspeak, the fictional language of George Orwell’s twisted utopia in “1 ...