1984 and Consumerism: How Orwell Nearly Got It Right

The lessons of 1984 are timeless, yet seem particularly relevant in today’s world of fake news, police violence, and seemingly omniscient state-run surveillance. However, one element of this story that is often overlooked in light of these factors, is the role consumerism plays in Orwell’s dystopian novel.

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Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

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Student of politics and history. Enjoying the circus before the tent burns down. Founder of Practicing Politics — https://medium.com/practicing-politics