War etc

Orwell in Iraq

I’ve mentioned here before that I participate in the Usenet newsgroup (remember Usenet?) alt.books.george-orwell.

It turns out that another participant– a retired US military officer whose son was deployed to Iraq– has himself taken a Defense Department job there, and he has been posting to abg-o some very interesting first-hand observations. He reports a conversation with an Iraqi contractor who said to him, “Do you know an author, George Orwell? That book 1984, that was the way it was under Saddam.”

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