“Nineteen Eighty-Four is seriously read in China by intellectuals, who see similarities between the world of George Orwell and present-day China.”
Chan Koonchung, Novelist
“It alerts us to the danger of unfettered state power, which under any circumstance always ends up committing violations against individuals.”
Juan Mendez, Lawyer
“Tim Weiner says: Orwell described, in 1948, what the modern surveillance state was going to look like. The greatness of the book is that he saw it coming…”
Chris Abbott, Nonprofit Leaders & Activist
“A story about people struggling against a system that is suppressing individuals and lacks all humanity, it just wants people to be slaves.”
Henry Normal, Poet
“This is the ultimate dystopia written by someone who wasn’t just one of the greatest of all journalists, but one of the most prescient.”
Amanda Craig, Journalist
“The book looks at how order and disorder co-habit. Orwell, without ever having gone to the USSR, understood it from the outside brilliantly.”
Robert Service, Historian
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