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Here’s How China And George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Stack Up

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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George Orwell’s novel “1984” tells the story of a nation, Oceania, in which the government has taken on an all-encompassing position in the everyday life, spying on citizens and using propaganda as a tool to control the masses. This is the reality for many in China today.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

“Big Brother is watching you.”

“Every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten.”