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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I just finished a book of Orwell's columns from 1942-1945.

    One column is about how Italian war propaganda did not bother to even be self-consistent, as the British equivalent was. He decides the British effort was a waste, and in a throwaway line wonders if even the enemy could be switched without anyone noticing.

    One by one, you can watch many of the ideas of 1984 crystallizing. It's fascinating.

    But there's a lot more to this book. I kept seeing parallels and contrasts with our own era, where the arch-cap