George Orwell

Climate Change Denial Extends To The EPA As Scott Pruitt Silences Scientists (Video)

Climate Change Denial Extends To The EPA As Scott Pruitt Silences Scientists (Video)

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 the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in official communications, emails, and reports. Right away, those familiar with British author George Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel 1984 began drawing parallels between the […]

Government Agencies Responsible For Addressing Climate Change Barred From Referring To It (VIDEO)

Government Agencies Responsible For Addressing Climate Change Barred From Referring To It (VIDEO)

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 the state of Florida’s ban on the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” I read it with my students, who were shocked actual governments engaged in the kind of […]

More Than 180 Art-House Theaters Playing The Movie ‘1984’ This Week (VIDEO)

More Than 180 Art-House Theaters Playing The Movie ‘1984’ This Week (VIDEO)

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 private institutions) becomes more prevalent, George Orwell’s novel 1984 is coming much closer to being a fortune teller than a work of fiction. Now, with President Donald Trump’s White House at […]

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

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 made me think of this book. His attacks on the freedom of the press and freedom of speech could potentially lead to something like the society portrayed in this novel. Now […]

Tom Perkins And That Ol’ Time Propaganda

Tom Perkins And That Ol’ Time Propaganda

He calls himself ?the king of Silicon Valley,? owns a $130 million yacht, and brags that his designer wristwatch costs more than ?a six-pack of Rolexes,? but Tom Perkins thinks the odds are stacked against him. And against the other multimillionaires who make up the ?1 Percent? of the U.S. population, too, as he opined […]