Tag: Orwell, George

Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite

SAN FRANCISCO — In George Orwell’s “1984,” the classics of literature are rewritten into Newspeak, a revision and reduction of the language meant to make bad thoughts literally unthinkable. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” one true believer exults. Now some of the writer’s own words are getting reworked in Amazon’s vast virtual […]

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An Orwellian Tale? Trump Denies, Then Confirms, ‘Nasty’ Comments About Meghan Markle

WASHINGTON — By the time he left London on Wednesday, President Trump somehow ended his state visit there a full 360 degrees from where he started. Which was referring to the Duchess of Sussex, the American-born Meghan Markle, as “nasty.” Assessing the perceived degree of nastiness of the duchess in an interview before he left […]

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