This week marks the 68th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel 1984. In the extraordinary political environment that we now find ourselves, with Orwellian Newspeak the policy of the U.S. government and “alternative facts” flouted by an illegitimate regime, the novel takes on even greater relevance.
The publication of 1984 was marked in London by a live streamed reading of the book from cover to cover. The YouTube video below offers a terrific opportunity to revisit the seminal work.
NB: the reading doesn’t fully get underway until about 13 minutes into the video.