George Orwell

cold war

Novel explosives of the Cold War

August 22, 2019 8:49 am

Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War by Duncan White reviewed

surveillance technology

China’s surveillance technology is terrifying

July 4, 2019 11:58 am

Everything we do and say can now be monitored and stored for future reference

nineteen eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-Four is not a guidebook for the present day

June 29, 2019 5:01 pm

A powerful totalitarian state is no longer needed to coerce human beings

orwell nineteen eighty-four

How does today’s world compare with Orwell’s nightmare vision?

June 20, 2019 1:28 pm

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four by Dorian Lynskey reviewed

animal farm

The problem with the new Animal Farm

November 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Four legs good, two films bad?

aldous huxley brave new world

Brave New World Revisited, revisited

October 12, 2018 1:03 pm

We’ve grown increasingly obsessed with dystopian narratives since 2016. But why do we look to Orwell’s vision when Huxley’s rings truer?