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Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern | Opinion | The Guardian

tags: books, Trump, 1984
Woman holding George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller charts. The book’s chilling account of a couple’s struggle against a dystopian society has many elements that will strike a contemporary reader as disturbingly prescient. Orwell’s description of “doublespeak” – the ability, and requirement, to utterly believe two contradictory thoughts at the same time – feels...

url: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/26/1984-dystopias-reflect-trumps-us-orwell

type: article, format: blog

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