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A slippery slope...
TARIQ RAMADAN | September 11th 2008
As I wrote yesterday , there is a leaked email that has gotten surprisingly little attention around here. It's the one where Aaron Barr discusses his intention to post at Daily Kos - presumably something negative about Anonymous, the hacking group.
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell published in 1949. It is a dystopian and satirical novel set in Oceania, where society is tyrannised by the Party and its totalitarian ideology. [ 1 ] The Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war , omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control , dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes . [ 2 ] Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother , the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality , but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good. [ 1 ] The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith , is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism .
The FBI’s Reading Room contains many files of public interest and historical value.