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A few highlights on NewSpeak and DoubleThink from George Orwell's 1984

‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered.

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To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while tellin...

Roland Huntford

The New Totalitarians (1971)

Some notes and highlights from the book.

"Analyzes the political and social climate of early 1970s Sweden, and argues that it resembles a benevolent totalitarian state in the mould of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World."

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"All that stands between ourselves an...