June 21, 2013

LINE OF THE WEEK:

Sorry, it's Not 1984 (Michael Moynihan, 6/19/13, Newsweek)

A few points of similarity, like the monitoring of huge amounts of data without sufficient congressional or legal oversight, do not establish the literary analogy. The rule here is simple: If you are invoking 1984 in a country in which 1984 is available for purchase and can be freely deployed as a rhetorical device, you likely don't understand the point of 1984.

Posted by at June 21, 2013 5:05 AM
  

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