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The Ministry of Truth

Author : Dorian Lynskey
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"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.


Author : George Orwell
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Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

The Ministry of Truth

Author : Eva Munz
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The few dozen tourists and a few journalists who come to the North Korean capital of Pyongyong are accompanied by guides and allowed to see only what the regime allows. Actors often represent pedestrians, and the consumer goods seen in stores are not available to the public. The Ministry of Truth offers a view of Korea as a giant installation, scripted and executed by Kim Jong Il to further cloud the truth about one of the world's most oppressive nations.

Fountain of Truth

Author : Mira Davis
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Find out how we became the rulers over planet Earth as believers. Learn how to be healed--in mind, body, and soul. Learn how to live a victorious life while on earth. Learn why an unforgiving lifestyle can cost you your soul. Find out what blood sacrifices are and why they are no longer needed. Find out how to reclaim your soul. Find out how my brother--a dying man--escaped Hell. Find out why there is only one way to Heaven. Find out secrets that have been hidden for hundreds, or even thousands of years. It's all in the book and so much more.

The Ministry of the Word Vol 24 No 6

Author : Witness Lee
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This issue of The Ministry of the Word contains a complete record of the twelve messages given as a webcast from Anaheim, California, for the June 2020 semiannual training on the crystallization-study of Jeremiah and Lamentations. The key statements in the following section embody and summarize the crucial truths and main burdens in these twelve messages.The Reports and Announcements section contains "A Mass Distribution Update: How to Preach the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic." Also included is information concerning upcoming conferences and trainings hosted by Living Stream Ministry and a website link for information related to similar events in Europe.

1984 Nineteen Eighty Four

Author : George Orwell
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Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government's invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrime."Summary : Winston Smith is a man who lives in Airstrip One, the remnants of Britain broken down by war, civil conflict, and revolution. A member of the middle class Outer Party, Winston lives in a one-room London apartment flat. His sustenance consists of black bread, synthetic meals, and "Victory"-branded gin. Telescreens in every building, accompanied by microphones and cameras, allow the Thought Police to identify anyone who might compromise the Party's r�gime. Children are encouraged to inform the officials about potential thought criminals, including their parents.Winston works at the Ministry of Truth, or "Minitrue", as an editor. He is responsible for historical revisionism; he rewrites records and alters photographs to conform to the state's ever-changing version of history itself, rendering the deleted people "unpersons"; the original documents are destroyed by fire in a "memory holeBiography : Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian - descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices - has entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including cold war, Big Brother, Thought Police, Room 101, memory hole, newspeak, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.Extrait : The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one.There were no windows in it at all. Winston had never beeninside the Ministry of Love, nor within half a kilometre of it.It was a place impossible to enter except on official business,and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbedwireentanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gunnests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers wereroamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armedwith jointed truncheons.Winston turned round abruptly. He had set his featuresinto the expression of quiet optimism which it was advisableto wear when facing the telescreen. He crossed theroom into the tiny kitchen. By leaving the Ministry at thistime of day he had sacrificed his lunch in the canteen, andhe was aware that there was no food in the kitchen excepta hunk of dark-coloured bread which had got to be savedfor tomorrow's breakfast. He took down from the shelf abottle of colourless liquid with a plain white label markedVICTORY GIN. It gave off a sickly, oily smell, as of Chineserice-spirit. Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved

The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia

Author : Afshin Shahi
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Exploring the management of ‘truth’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this book aims to investigate the ways in which the official ‘truth’ is constructed and institutionalised in the country. The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia argues that there are two interrelated notions which articulate the ways in which ‘truth’ is conceptualised in Islam. One, at macro level, constitutes the trans-historical foundational principles of the religion, a set of engrained beliefs, which establish the ‘finality’, and ‘oneness’ of Islam in relation to other competing narratives. The other, at a micro level, takes place internally to find ‘truth’ within the ‘truth’. Unlike Islamic truth at the macro level, which is entrenched, the Islamic truth at the micro level refers to the various attempts by different agencies to claim to have found the ‘truth’ within the ‘truth’. Wahhabism, which is the product of an eighteenth century revivalist movement, is portrayed as the most ‘authentic’ reading of Islam. It is seen as the raison d'être for the prevailing political mechanism in the country and is introduced as an example of truth management at the micro level. Arguing that truth is not born in a power vacuum and often its construction and institutionalisation signify domination in one way or another, this book will be of interest to students of Religion, Politics, and Saudi Politics more specifically.

George Orwell s 1984

Author : Harold Bloom
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Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.


Author : WM. M. TAYLOR
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The New Ministry of Truth

Author : Maurice L Naylon IV
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This is not a book about epic firefights. It's not about battlefield heroics. No one will extract a blockbuster movie from these words. Rather, the purpose of this book is to use the story of a combat advisor's deployment to Afghanistan to illustrate one of America's gravest betrayals. For nearly two decades, the United States has sent its youth to fight and die in Afghanistan, all the while failing to define a clear political objective to be achieved by these military means. This failure came to a head as 2014 rolled into 2015, and the U.S. government declared an "end to combat operations." These empty words failed to align with the reality on the ground; they simply forced our nation's warfighters to shoulder the risk of combat without the ability to defend themselves. This is the story of that time, about America's new "Ministry of Truth" and the servicemembers sent to carry out its whims.