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  • by brev (1827) on 2004.10.05 5:02 (#34973)
    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-capitalists of the USA and Britain are at war with unmistakably bad people, and the left is divided about this.
    • Careful! If you compare the pro-war people today to being on the Good Side in WWII, you risk becoming one of us. :-)