1. larkin

    The resurgence of Orwell's 1984

    There has been a resurgence of the 1948 George Orwell book, 1984 9500% increase in sales has brought it to the top of the best seller list. In a New York Times article, They seem to lay it at the feet of Trump, but is that really the sum of it...
  2. M

    1984 Presidential Election Discussion: Reagan vs. Mondale

    To repeat two axioms I've stated before, "Timing is everything" and "Don't run against an incumbent". Central to Reagan's economic policy was wringing out inflation with deflationary policies. He instructed the Federal Reserve to do so, so quickly, he effectively did eliminate the inflation...
  3. MadKing


    (Not sure if it counts as history-related, but if 1984 can be up here, so can this one) :nuts: I gave this movie a lot of thought some months ago, then put it aside, and then, finally, last night, I watched it. It was mind-blowing. A true masterpiece. It's a dystopian themed film that reminds...
  4. Precedence

    If a 1984-like situation happened in real-life, which path would you choose?

    Your country is ruled by a totalitarian dictator much like Hitler and Stalin. Previous to the takeover, you were a respected member of society. Your two options are joining the resistance group or joining the police force. Police Force - You can the head of a sect's police force - You'll be...
  5. holoow

    The Khalistan Movement.

    Sikh Roots - The Khalistan Movement in Punjab
  6. Modest Learner

    1984 riots. Whose mistake??What was the origin? What was the catalyst?

    Okay, now there is not a single shred of evidence from any source which can be considered reliable. Many are quite exaggerated in their claims. Even though I belong to this region, the information you gather is totally tainted by emotion...hence one cannot say whether the information given to...
  7. R

    the trial of Richard III was FRAMED on channel 4 in 1984.

    I have just found out that the verdict of the richard iii trial in 1984 was a total frame set up by the Richard III society. The jury were hand picked by the society. The duke of gloucester a patron of the society pushed the program onto channel 4 even presented it. Four members of the jury...
  8. P

    from 1984 (the book)

    In the book 1984 page 30 Orwell wrote, “Who control the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. Any evidence of truth to this?
  9. ricka

    Lower class place in socio-political life. based on 1984

    Been reading 1984 recently, and found some interesting thoughts in it. There is a quote which sums my thoughts well enough. From history revolutions (successful) happened only when higher class allowed it - or when middle-high class became strong enough. So a good philosophical question is...
  10. avon

    Orwell, 1984 & Huxley, Brave New World

    George Orwell, 1984, 1949 AND Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932 Texts both available here. Thread opens Sunday, 08 May, 2011.
  11. Toltec

    1984 is here

    The reporting of this news story intrigues me. Here it is reported by the Sun newspaper, a Tory supporting, Murdoch owned, comic. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3020587/Tory-MP-David-Ruffley-throws-himself-under-train.html Here is the same story by the BBC...
  12. S

    Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?

    how many Medals did Carl Lewis win at the 1984 Olympic games? The ball is in your curt members.Your answers a waited.