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Wish Book…

Pogo
acme

…Just one of the extraordinary items one will find in “The Complete Illustrated Catalog of ACME Products.”

As we sharpen our strategies, we might raise a birthday banner to Eric Blair– better known by his pen name, George Orwell– who wrote Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, among other cautionary (and visionary) tales, and who was born on this date in 1903.

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Animal Farm

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? … Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now? … The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.

Essays

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June 25, 2008 at 1:01 am

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