“The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continued. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects.” 1984 (watch the full movie – sound messed up at the end) was written before 1950. Here we are in the year 2006 with a leader promoting endless war while taking away freedoms in the name of security, one by one.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (commonly abbreviated to 1984) is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, first published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. The book tells the story of Winston Smith and his attempt to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives.
Along with Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four is among the most famous and most cited works of dystopian fiction in literature. The book has been translated into 15 languages and has left a profound impression upon the English language itself. Nineteen Eighty-Four, its terminology and its author have become bywords when discussing privacy and state-security issues. The term “Orwellian” has come to describe actions or organizations reminiscent of the totalitarian society depicted in the novel.