Monday, July 01, 2013

The Power of Revision: Orwell from Howell

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Go to a bookstore (if you can find one), head to the unnamed section holding novelty books – lists, quotations, books about books – and behold the future of hot war World is Right About This Orwellean Story

“Republican literary writers are in my experience as rare as ski bums in my grandmother's mountains In Pihov where I skied with selected friends ;-)