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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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J u l i e   D i l l e m u t h children's author - Blog

And maps are indeed powerful: by showing an area larger than what we can see from the ground, they help us find our way, even helping us form mental maps of places we may never have visited. On a world-map scale, they are powerful politically, and as Mark Monmonier told us in his book, How to Lie With Maps, it’s important to think critically about maps and how they represent (or misrepresent) reality.

url: http://www.juliedillemuth.com/blog.html

type: article, format: blog

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Goldie’s Super STEMy Reading List for Budding Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers - GoldieBlox

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That extra family time around the holidays is magical, but can prove exhausting – how do you fill every hour of the day with something fun and engaging? What toy, game, or activity provides a never-ending supply of exciting content? And how could it possibly appeal to everyone?

We’ve got a fun concept for you: They’re called books!

url: http://blog.goldieblox.com/2015/12/1983/

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