Friday, December 14, 2018

Tag: 1984

DHS Is Compiling A Database About Journalists And Media (Video)

Donald Trump's admiration for dictatorial rhetoric, posturing, and politics has caused some to speculate whether we actually could be dealing with a inchoate authoritarian. After all, he...

ICE Is Ramping Up Deportations–And Tracking License Plates (Video)

In 2015, when still a candidate for president, Donald Trump promised that, when elected, he would assemble a deportation force. Few were taking him seriously...

Climate Change Denial Extends To The EPA As Scott Pruitt Silences...

Perhaps people thought it was "fake news." Two years ago, an article appeared in the Miami Herald about Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials being barred from using...

Glenn Beck’s Fake College History Class Is Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Do you like American history – especially history in which the Founders never did anything wrong and the American Revolution was fought to free...

Government Agencies Responsible For Addressing Climate Change Barred From Referring To...

Two years ago, either during or shortly before I began teaching a unit on George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984, I came across an article about...

More Than 180 Art-House Theaters Playing The Movie ‘1984’ This Week...

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains references to both the book and film titled 1984.  As technology becomes more ubiquitous, and surveillance (both from government and...

Trump Is Turning Into A Censoring Big Brother (TWEET/VIDEO)

Not long after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Kellyanne Conway was in an interview when she turned a set of lies into "alternative facts."...

Big Brother Is Here: Submit To Scanning Of Social Media, Phone...

We are just days into the Donald Trump presidency, and already George Orwell's 1984 is starting to seem more and more true to life (plenty...

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Starting To Feel Realistic (VIDEO)

In 1949, George Orwell published one of the best pieces of dystopian fiction of the century. When I saw Trump getting sworn in, it...

12 Novels That Almost Had Very Different Titles

While we may know the names of a great many novels now considered to be "classics," most of us don't realize that more than...

Berlin Wall Falls! Twenty-five Years Later…

1989 was a banner year. It was the year of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and of the Danish enacting the first Domestic Partner registry...