Credit: Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer, January 25, 2017
– Editor’s note:
Every American should read George Orwell’s landmark book “1984” and especially in 2017!
This was required reading in my 9th grade 1968-1969 English Class and left an indelible impact on me then.
– “Sales of Orwell’s Dystopian Classic ‘1984’ Soar After Trump Claims, ‘Alternative Facts’”
“After incorrect or unprovable statements made by President Donald Trump and some White House aides, one truth is undeniable: Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” are soaring.
First published in 1949, Orwell’s classic dystopian tale of a society in which facts are distorted and suppressed in a cloud of “newspeak” topped the best-seller list of Amazon as of Tuesday evening.
The sales bump comes after the Trump administration’s assertions that the president’s inauguration had record attendance and his unfounded allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him last fall.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway coined an instant catchphrase Sunday when she called his claims about crowd size’alternative facts,’ bringing comparisons on social media to ‘1984,’” by Associated Press via NBC News.