We prefer Zamyatin’s We to 1984, which Orwell published three years after reviewing We. We do, however, absolutely love this post from one of our favorite blogs, Utopia or Dystopia: Where Past Meets Future about 1984 and the current political climate in the US of A. From the author, Rick Searle:
“[T]rying to use 1984 as a map through the Trump presidency might pose just as many distortions as insights . . . because our efforts and attention might be drawn into an ineffectual resistance against an enemy unlikely to arrive, while the real villain slips in unnoticed in his place. What’s required, then, is a close reading of 1984 to see where it fits and diverges from what’s happened so far . . . .”
Searle’s close reading is something we should think about carefully. Please click on the link to his blog above and read his thoughts.