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In our era of ubiquitous surveillance and data-gathering online, pundits often use the scifi icon Big Brother to explain what's happening. But journalist and academic Zeynep Tufekci , who participated in Turkey's recent protests, says we need a new
In his remarkable writings, Orwell reminded us as to how the Ministry of War was represented as the Ministry of Peace. Such coinage of words to mean the opposite of reality is part of the mischief in introducing repression in place of freedom,
A day after the world’s tech giants scolded the White House for letting NSA spying reach Orwellian levels, the White House released a report suggesting reforms. The report by a review board appointed by President Obama
There is no doubting that Headlong's production of Orwell's dystopian novel is one of some power and tremendous ingenuity. I left the theatre feeling genuinely unsettled but not moved. The truth was I didn't especially care what happened to Winston,
In the Orwellian imagination, the fundamental flaw in state intrusion lay in overwhelming layers of bureaucracy. Dom Shaw reveals how late capitalism's intersection of government administration and corporate interests has solved this volume problem'.
Suggested Topics Whatever else it's going through, it's good news for the publishing industry that it has found the space, or guts, to give a second wind to the career of Deborah Levy. The Man Booker-shortlisted Swimming Home was her first novel in
Video Video Recently it has posted five reviews, from its pages, of classic novels, printed when those books first appeared: The Great Gatsby (an anonymous review, published in 1925), To The Lighthouse (a rave), Nineteen Eighty-Four (reviewed by V.S.
Some of the most important writers and artists in 1920s Leningrad were making picture books for children...Republished by Tate this month, it is an exquisite fragment of early Soviet history made-up of bright, stencil-flat images that resemble
The author, who is to be celebrated in a season of programmes on Radio 4, based the book's torture area, Room 101, on a meeting room in the building that he remembered from his time at the BBC. The adaptation of his dystopian novel will star
There's not necessarily anything revolutionary coming up on the radio in the coming year, but some old dependables are likely to add considerably to our listening pleasure. Take the all-conquering Clare Balding, for example, who will be adding