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[–] lmkevin 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

I don't care why. I don't care what political side is buying it. I don't care how much people love/hate it. All I care is that people are reading it.

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[–] Wahaha 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not reading it, but I watched the movie! I probably should read Brave New World, though. It just feels kind of silly, since I've already got all the spoilers.

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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I feel like Brave New World is the better book, and probably more accurate.

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[–] MaunaLoona 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They just buy it to have it on their shelf.

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[–] ferfrendongles 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"Oh! You have 1984! That's a book we all understand in a pop-cultureish way! How fun!"

"Yeah isn't it about bad things and just like Trump because he's bad and a part of government like this book is about bad government?"

"haha you're so smart; I think the exact same thing for completely independent and not at all for societally/socially influenced reasons."

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Reading without comprehending, or misunderstanding it is meaningless.

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[–] Troll 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

It's funny, because reading that book will kill the liberal fascist in you and make you buy a gun.

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[–] strix-varia 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, and if you buy it from amazon, you are buying it from a new world order company, who will in a very short time, have the market on books. Amazon is a part of big brother people.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

it is public domain, download it from the internet, the author died long before the copyright law in the USA was updated.

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[–] GPardal 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Actually, Book Depository has been purchased by Amazon itself. It was founded by a former Amazon employee, and Amazon bought it in 2011. Everyone would be better off buying the book on a street shop, I guess.

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[–] Bobsentme 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

PFFFFTTTTT....It's not like Amazon has ever pulled a Big Brother like move in their entire history of existence!

Oh wait... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html

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[–] strix-varia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/avoiding-amazon-the-5-best-alternatives-to-the-online-bookseller-giants-10458698.html Found this alternative to giant new world order company called amazon, that is swallowing up independent book sellers.

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[–] num 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

so, this wasn't necessary to read when obama was increasing surveillance and refusing to talk with snowden or tranny manning or assange for keeping things honest. But someone talks about grabbing a pussy and all of a sudden it's game over.

Fuck you all

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[–] GoatyMcGoatface 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And fucks be also with you, my son

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[–] futabamaster 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

1984 and Animal Farm were widely distributed in the years before Castro's rise to power in Cuba. It was meant to educate the people on the ills of totalitarian states in which commerce and media are controlled by the government. When I was in middle school, my Cuban grandfather urged me to read Animal Farm. I read 1984 shortly after.

After the Revolution, the USSR aided the Cuban government in the publication and distribution of books. Novels by famous Russian authors were printed on the same pages as Communist rhetoric. The act was a distortion of the author's intentions.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Why pay for it when it's free?

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/

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[–] RussianHuskey 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

www.ispeech.org has a chrome extension so you can just sit back and listen.

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[–] GenghisSean 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

chrome extension

If you want everything you do on the internet monitored/recorded, use Google chrome.

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[–] Xylophone 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I just like to have physical books to hold.

My dad wants to have it on ibooks but I don't like the screen, nor do I really trust Apple (which is kinda a silly argument).

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[–] wsgeorge 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The irony

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

ELI5? Why is it ironic?

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[–] Frenchgeek 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

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[–] Gorillion 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

There was an article just on the front page showing that "empty" photo wasn't taken during the actual inauguration time period. There are new photos with all those white areas filled up.

So that guy's whole premise seems to have beeen fucked in the ass.

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[–] Zinnsee 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

It's not a book anymore. It has become reality.

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[–] cultivated_ignorance 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

He got some details wrong. Who could have imagined we would carry our telescreens in our pockets? How's that for inescapable? I'm addicted to my social-media-spread-propaganda/secret-police-listening-device and I con't put it down!

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[–] Daeshaniqua 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

at least in my lifetime, it's been a reality since slick willy's "i did not have sexual relations with that woman". politicians will always lie and tell us bullshit. it's only when we catch them that people realize this

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[–] gregorypeckerwood 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Was nobody paying attention during Big Brother Obama's tenure?

I smell fuckery.

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[–] strix-varia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No soooooooooooooooooooooo asleep

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They need to just go pick up Animal Farm and Huxley's Brave New World is they want the full picture, but what kind of culturally illiterate.........?

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When will animal farm take Trump I wonder?

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