You’ve Been Orwelled

George Orwell’s 1984 is “widely regarded as the most scathing and effective refutation” of totalitarianism (Wayne A. Rebhorn).  One of the most salient and well-known features of this masterpiece is its inclusion of frighteningly perverse and dishonest phrases—giving rise to the adjective “Orwellian”—that are used to disinform and manipulate the public and destroy the language.

Here’s a brief quiz to see whether you can tell the difference between Orwellian propaganda (i) that was actually invented by Orwell himself and (ii) that has been championed by the U.S.’s Democrat-Republicans.  Good luck!

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