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An interesting bit of info here (BBC). Amazon has reported a 9500% increase in the sales of George Orwell's 1984 since the the change of the political climate down south.
 

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Far too many on the Left, particularly in Europe, think that 1984 is an instruction manual.
 

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I bet it's the people that don't need to read it that are. And the ones that could benefit, aren't.

Also, that could mean that they've sold a couple hundred, up from the half dozen they sold last year. So maybe not a total harbinger of doom?
 

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Brave New World kicks 1984's butt. ;)

One of the most intelligent posts I have seen here. Thanks, JB. Not bad for a hick from Miami. Lol.

I will show my wife who just finished 1984, and was blown away by some of its accurate predictions. Brave New World will be next , no doubt. Those guys were really smart.

I will just keep my head safely stuck in the sand.
 

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One of the most intelligent posts I have seen here. Thanks, JB. Not bad for a hick from Miami. Lol.

I will show my wife who just finished 1984, and was blown away by some of its accurate predictions. Brave New World will be next , no doubt. Those guys were really smart.

I will just keep my head safely stuck in the sand.
Lucky bastard. We still can't see our sand for snow. But that too shall pass.

Great post, @jb welder . I read Huxley many years ago but forgot it. I feel like re-reading it now. He seems pretty on point in retrospect.
 

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No offence meant to Orwell or 1984. Huxley had praise for him and they had much in common, they just differed in what they thought the means would be.
For those who don't know, Huxley also wrote The Doors of Perception, which is where "The Doors" got their name (and some psychedelic inspiration) from.
Huxley got that title (and some influence) from William Blake. Which of course leads to that bizarre film featuring Johnny Depp and a very strange Neil Young soundtrack, "Dead Man". :D
 
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