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Seventh Official Commission

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Orwell and the Dystopians: From HG Wells to The Lego Movie

An examination of the connections between a variety of works in the genre of dystopian fiction

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‘Thought Police’ and Freedom of Speech

A look at how the idea of Orwell's Thought Police is being applied in current debates over free speech

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The Universality of Orwell’s Message

How the timelessness of the totalitarian impulse is one of the reasons Nineteen Eighty-Four resonates so strongly through the ages

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Sex, Sexuality and the Alt-right in Nineteen Eighty-Four

An examination of the role played by Julia in Nineteen Eighty-Four in raising issues around totalitarian control of women's bodies.

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Windows: On George Orwell and Political Writing as an Art

A writer's personal reflection on the inspiration of George Orwell.

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DOUBLETHINK and Consumer Capitalism

A philosophical examination of one of the key concepts raised by George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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