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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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