If You Liked , Then You’ll Love These 7 BooksDisclaimer: This article contains affiliate links. That means if you click a link and make a purchase, we make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Set in London in the year , this pivotal dystopian novel takes place in what today is present-day London, Airstrip One. The country — which is now called Oceania — is in a state of perpetual war and its citizens are under constant observation by the oppressive, totalitarian government. The novel follows Winston Smith, a mid-level government employee who begins to engage in a forbidden sexual relationship with Julia. His questioning of the governmental system results in his eventual imprisonment where we learn about the secrets of this oppressive regime.
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The lowest ranks are taxed for having idiotic babies, and the idea is to save the nation from future wars by creating a smarter society. There were also pictures of human love, that most moving of subjects for art. You must marry Miss Bryte-Braynes, who has too few teeth and squints, and I must accept Mr Brilliantine, who puts too much oil on his hair. For beauty is only skin-deep, but wisdom endures for ever. We must think of posterity.
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Although if we were to guess, it might have something to do with senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway defending Sean Spicer's lies as "alternative facts". One is also reminded of 'doublethink', a key concept in the totalitarian regime of Orwell's dystopian future. Simply put, doublethink is the ability to consider two completely opposing facts or views, and believe both simultaneously to be true. And while the tragic tale of Winston Smith's disillusionment, rebellion and ultimate capitulation remains a bastion of the 'authoritarianism' genre, it's not the only one. Here are the seven other outstanding novels that explore themes of authoritarian regimes, and that chime uncomfortably with the daily Trump digest In Huxley's imaginings of the year , a strictly segregated society is enslaved by Fordism, consumerism, the pursuit of pleasure and an antidepressant called 'soma'.
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