Orwell Diaries, George Orwell, 1984, Animal Farm, Thought Police, Doublespeak, orwelldiaries.wordpress.com

I recently came across an interesting blog, Orwell Diaries. The site chronicles George Orwell’s diary entries 70 years ago to the date. George Orwell is one of my favorite writers and I quote his book “1984” regularly. Orwell’s vision of a society where all the information available is controlled and history rewritten, resonates with many today. The Barack Obama Campaign is the living embodiment of “1984.” George Orwell also wrote “Animal Farm”, a satire of Soviet socialism.

Here is an exerpt from the about page of the blog:

“The Orwell Prize, Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.

Orwell’s ‘domestic’ diaries begin on 9th August 1938/2008; his ‘political’ diaries (which are further categorised as ‘Morocco’, ‘Pre-war’ and ‘Wartime’) begin on 7th September 1938/2008.

The diaries are exactly as Orwell wrote them. Where there are original spelling errors, they are indicated by a ° following the offending word.”

Visit the blog here:

http://orwelldiaries.wordpress.com/

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4 responses to “Orwell Diaries, George Orwell, 1984, Animal Farm, Thought Police, Doublespeak, orwelldiaries.wordpress.com

  1. Thank you for the link, Citizen Wells, that’s definitely one for my “Favourites” file, and a refreshing relief from current political conundums. 😉

  2. Definitely thanks for the link! Too cool to publish them in real time like that!

    CQ

  3. Nice link. I guess no journal entries for today and yesterday?

  4. Sally Holmes

    From August 8, 1938: “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength”

    Obama today:

    Non-U.S. citizenship and dual foreign citizenships is U.S. Citizenship.

    Fascist Brownshirt intimidation is the desirable “new kind of politics.”

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