George Orwell

How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

Orwell Or Kafka - Ken Rogoff's Crusade Against Cash Continues

"Harvard professor and chess grandmaster Kenneth Rogoff has said some pretty out there stuff before, in his role as self-appointed crusader against cash, but apparently he’s not done yet. In fact, he might just be getting started..."

10 Things You Never Knew About Orwell's 1984

George Orwell’s novel 1984 was incredibly popular at the time it was published, and it remains incredibly popular to this day. Here are 10 facts you might not know about Orwell’s dark novel...

Execution By Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

"While it still technically remains legal to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, treated as a suspect without ever having committed a crime, shot at and killed."

US General Wants 20,000 Additional Ground Troops Sent To Afghanistan

With the Pentagon today backing away from media reports that they’d settled on a figure of 4,000 more troops, influential retired Gen. Jack Keane suggests that the US needed to send up to 20,000 more ground troops if they wanted to win the war. But is this war "winnable"?

Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State Of America

"The powers-that-be understand that if the government can control speech, it controls thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry. In fact, some of this past century’s greatest dystopian authors warned of this very danger."

There's No Painless Exit From The "Fake Faux Financialized" Economy

"The sanctioning of this deranged hypocrisy is shaping a generation that could easily turn into political monsters when they eventually come into power - and that coming-to-power may coincide with much more desperate economic conditions on the road ahead."

US Journalism's New "Golden Age"?

The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

The American Dystopia Didn't Begin With Trump

"Ultimately, the dystopia of this media narrative has little to do with the world most of us live in - we can hardly recognize it. We do have real problems, however, and it would be helpful if politicians paid attention to them instead of chasing shadows in Washington."