1984 was a satire about Stalin’s Russia, and what it would be like if a Socialist Dictatorship ruled England. Pravda, the USSR’s propaganda media, was called “Truth”; Winston worked for the Ministry of Truth: join the dots. George Orwell was a Socialist who fought in the International Brigade against Franco, then found that his beloved Communist paradise in the USSR was the world’s cruellest dictatorship. His point was that Socialism and Central Planning don’t work, and have to have secret police, propaganda and fear to keep them going.

The people buying the book have been told that Trump is Big Brother, so they buy the book looking for more falsehoods to label Trump with. They are missing the point: Trump will never be a Dictator, because he is not a Socialist.

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