Tag: George Orwell
Animal Farm: Rediscovering socialism
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a damning fable of the USSR in the mid-twentieth century, while in 2015 Europe is witnessing a surge of left-wing support. Can socialism make a comeback?
Nukes, dictators and mad Vikings in virtual future
A gamer has become an online celebrity after playing the same game of Civilization II (a history simulation) for ten full years. His virtual world has now reached 3991 AD – and is an Orwellian...
Scathing reviews celebrated in hatchet award
Yesterday, 2011’s angriest, wittiest, most cutting book reviews were celebrated by a special award: for Hatchet Job of the Year. Is the venom of critics good for literature?
Facebook to be sued over ‘Orwellian’ spy software
New computer programs that automatically recognise people in photos are worrying privacy campaigners, who say the technology could become a tool of oppression.