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Where the NSA Cannot Reach

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 4, 2013 in Uncategorized |

With the most recent revelation of massive government surveillance operations in the news because of Edward Snowden and the NSA comes renewed interest (once again) in the novel 1984.   But the book loses power if we focus only on the purely political, says Ian Crouch in a recent New Yorker Magazine (June 11, 2013). […]

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“Reality Control”

Posted by Michael Dolan on July 27, 2013 in Uncategorized |

There’s a word for societies that so easily accept Edward Snowden’s revelations about wide-spread government snooping on citizens without objecting.  It’s “Orwellian.” An excellent explanation of how it works on you by Andrea Porchedd, Italian researcher, is available online. His clear-eyed essay show how Orwell’s understanding of the novel “1984” comes from the concepts of […]

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