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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 what is formerly known as Great Britain, the province of the superstate Oceania that is in a world of perpetual war, under omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc in the government's invented language, Newspeak), and under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as 'thoughtcrime.' It is suggested by some that you must be at least 21 years or older in order to read this book because of the sexual and violent content. Reader discretion is advised!
The Closing of the American Mind The Closing of the American Mind (SECONDARY TITLE: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students) is a 1987 book by the philosopher Allan Bloom, in which the author criticizes the 'openness' of relativism, in academia and society in general, as leading paradoxically to the great 'closing' referenced in the book's title.
Deomocracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. Up until this time, an extensive review and analysis of the 'new' America had not been undertaken.
The Prisoner Puzzle -- (Ontario Educational Communications Authority) The companion book for the The Prisoner television show designed to discuss theories on the famous 1967 show starring (as well as partially written, directed and produced by) Patrick McGoohan. It discusses the various themes of The Prisoner (surviving a corrupt and ever totalitarian-leaning society), the theories behind it (i.e., who WAS the Prisoner?), and other still-unanswered questions.
Vance Packard's Hidden Persauders Vance Packard was an American journalist and social critic. He was the author of several books and was a critic of consumerism. The book is one of the first to extensively examine the psychological techniques used by advertisers.
Which Way Western Man William Gayley Simpson was an widely traveled American white nationalist activist and careful observer of Western civilization.