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Catalans defiant as Spain blocks independence vote
Deutsche Welle

Catalans defiant as Spain blocks independence vote

The Placa George Orwell in central Barcelona is not as glamorous as its name might suggest. Drab buildings surround the small square and on a weekday morning, its bars and cafes are mostly deserted, as trucks drive into it to unload merchandise. But ... Deutsche Welle, 6 days ago
An Independence Vote in Catalonia? National Geographic, 1 week ago

Upside Down and Backwards: Here We Go Again

"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them." -George Orwell In a recent widely distributed associated press article, Bond Market Bubble is Looking Fragile , Bernard Cohen correctly identifies ...
 Kitco5 days ago Orwell Was Only Wrong About The Date  Zero Hedge2 days ago Sunday Toon: Scott Stantis on George Orwell  MSN News1 week ago The George Orwell justification for brutality  Haaretz2 weeks ago

How The Cold War And George Orwell Helped Make The Internet What It Is

The story of how the digital age came to be involves a cast of more than 40 people, ranging from a 19-century English countess to California hippies. "One of the things we biographers realize is that we distort history a little bit," Isaacson says.
 Austin American Statesman2 weeks ago
Digital Trends

Don't Diss Dystopias

George Orwell wasn't right about where society was in 1984, but that may be, at least in small part, because of his book. Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona ...
 Slate Magazine3 weeks ago Google Spies on the World  Individual.com3 weeks ago This 1984-inspired fashion line hides your cellular data from prying eyes  Digital Trends1 month ago No Internet, no Microsoft Windows, No iPods; this is what tech was like in 1984  Economic Times1 month ago

Hodge a master among equals

Jordan Lewis is an engaging and enlightening media performer, but to date he hasn't been in the habit of quoting George Orwell. He called this the complete team performance, a display devoid of standouts in which all played their role. Yet when it ...
 Sydney Morning Herald3 weeks ago Luke Hodge gets nod as master among equals  WA Today3 weeks ago
IndiaTV News

Gandhians Oppose Memorial for George Orwell in Author's Birthplace in Bihar

Patna: Led by a few Gandhians, varied groups have joined hands in opposing a plan to build a memorial for British author George Orwell in his birthplace, Motihari. Nearly a month after renovation of Orwell's house in East Champaran district's ...
 India-West4 weeks ago Champaran Gandhians oppose Orwell memorial, want Satyagrah park  IndiaTV News4 weeks ago Gandhians want Satyagraha Park, protest Orwell memorial  Mangalorean4 weeks ago Patna: Gandhians want Satyagraha Park, protest Orwell memorial  Mid Day4 weeks ago

Hey Business Executives, Don't Forget Social Media is Always Watching You

A faint echo of George Orwell's 1984 came to mind when a CEO was recently caught on camera behaving badly and our modern equivalent of the Thought Police -- the Internet -- demanded stiff and instant punishment. As everyone with an Internet ...
 Huffington Post Canada3 weeks ago Hey, CEOs, social media is watching you  Globe and Mail1 month ago


Four British publishers passed on George Orwell's Animal Farm, before it was finally published in 1945. And at least one American publisher refused it on the grounds that there was no market for animal stories. This week's quiz is on famous refusals ...
 Hindu Business Line1 month ago Professor shocks students with rape remark while teaching Animal Farm  The Hindu1 month ago

Dissecting the false claims of monopoly

Confucius once said that when words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty. George Orwell mined this rich idea in both Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, showing how political authorities crave to redefine inconvenient words, making them ...
 Globe and Mail2 weeks ago

Misguided controversy plagues history education

Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past" George Orwell wrote in his magnum opus 1984. The desire to "control the past" is central to a recent controversy regarding a Denver school board's proposed ...
 Individual.com2 weeks ago Mind Control and The Conspiracy Theory Meme. Echoes of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley  Global Research1 month ago
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