George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402

In which John Green continues discussing George Orwell’s 1984.

Today we’re talking about what the novel 1984 has to say about what some have called today’s surveillance society.

We’ll also look at the idea that language can be used as a means to control people’s thoughts.

Can something like Newspeak prevent a person from having certain thoughts?

I wish I had the words to express how I feel about that. Luckily, John does have the words.

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