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‘1984’: Why George Orwell’s Classic Is On The Best-Seller List After Donald Trump’s Election- Nineteen Eighty-Four -1949 dystopian novel by George Orwell

‘1984’: Why George Orwell’s Classic Is On The Best-Seller List After Donald Trump’s Election

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Okay, this is really alarming. Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’ have skyrocketed ever since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. We’ve got the details on how the book published in 1949 about life in a futuristic totalitarian state is now a best seller again in 2017.

It’s looking more and more like George Orwell was looking towards 2017 when he wrote the disturbing fiction novel 1984. The tale of life under an all-powerful leader known as Big Brother where individual thought is discouraged has surged into Amazon’s top 10 in sales. The development follows President Donald Trump‘s advisor Kellyanne Conway, 50, using the term “alternative facts” to defend lies that his inauguration was the most attended in history. It’s like the book is coming true, as it seems that the president’s administration is doing everything they can to dilute truths they don’t like and turn them into propaganda that supports the tycoon favorably.
As of Jan. 24, the novel sits at number two on Amazon’s best sellers list, as many readers are revisiting the tale of life in Oceania. Residents of the superstate are under constant surveillance with total propaganda that only allows for favorable accounts of the mysterious leader known as Big Brother. With all of the craziness that has come in the five days since Donald, 70, became our 45th president, the book seems to be frighteningly timely.

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949
The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceaniain a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. The superstate and its residents are dictated to by a political regime euphemistically named English Socialism, shortened to "Ingsoc" in Newspeak, the government's invented language. The superstate is under the control of the privileged elite of the Inner Party, a party and government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrime".[3]The "thoughtcrime" is enforced by the "ThoughtPolice"
The tyranny is ostensibly overseen by Big Brother, the Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. The Party "seeks power entirely for its own sake. It is not interested in the good of others; it is interested solely in power."[4] The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party, who works for the Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue in Newspeak), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to rewrite past newspaper articles, so that the historical record always supports the party line



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