By George Orwell (Text Publishing)
A novel that is perhaps more relevant today than we would wish turned 70 years old in July. This dystopian classic was first published in 1949.
In it, Orwell imagined a world divided in three superpowers. What used to be Britain is now part of Eurasia and is ruled by the totalitarian figure of Big Brother. Propaganda shapes people’s minds and the truth is shaped in any way and form that the government wishes. In today’s political landscape, where authoritarianism and fake news run rampant, 1984 is an urgent read, a timely warning of the dark days that could lay ahead for democracies worldwide.