Hip Hops: How does George Orwell’s favorite pub The Moon Under Water look today?
Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook UK in 2001. Suddenly it dawns on me that George Orwell’s most famous year is celebrating its 40th anniversary, although the book itself was first published in 1949, Of course, it’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. “Orwell’s fear, incubated during the months he spent fighting in the Spanish civil war, that ‘the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world’ is the dark heart of Nineteen Eighty-Four. It gripped him long before he came up with Big Brother, Oceania, newspeak or the telescreen, and it’s more important than any of them. In its original 1949 review, Life correctly identified the essence of Orwell’s message: ‘If men continue to believe in such facts as can be tested and to reverence the spirit of truth in seeking greater knowledge, they can never be fully enslaved.’ Seventy years later, that feels like a very large if.” — excerpted from Nothing but the...Read more