Government Surveillance and Academic Thought Policing Are Taking Us to 1984

June 13, 2017

By Art Carden at the Foundation for Economic Education.

There are some books you should read only once, and others you should reread occasionally. George Orwell’s 1984 is one you should read repeatedly and deeply. Without it, no education is complete.

It tells the story of a man, Winston, grappling with ordinary desires for love and privacy – but in a totalitarian socialist world in which every word and even desire is subject to control and punishment by “the Party. . . .”

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