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On Writing: Bologna and the Borg

...of a flesh-and-blood human being for those of an abstract and insensate institution. Twentieth-century writer George Orwell saw it coming in 1946, but thought it would come from the government, the real bureaucracy, Big Brother. Even Star...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-16/writing-bologna-and-borg
Art
Empire Editorial: Patriot Act hasn't lived up to its name

...records without their knowing. This program conjures images of Big Brother's ever-watchful eyes, as described in George Orwell's novel "1984."On June 1, three key sections of the Patriot Act expire unless Congress takes action to renew...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-28/empire-editorial-patriot-act-hasnt-li
Opinion
Big Brother is Facebooking you

...cleaner salesmen and infiltrating communities across the country to further this agenda of information gathering? Has George Orwell's Big Brother, envisioned in his futuristic novel "1984" (coincidentally, that's the year I graduated from...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/big-brother-facebooking-you
Neighbors
My Turn: Regressing to a new normal

...the constant stream of TSA warnings we hear at airports, it's seems to be more about conditioning us in the manner George Orwell predicted in his novel "1984." One look at the ultra-surveillance state now operating out of the nation's capital...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-25/my-turn-regressing-new-normal
Opinion
Losing the war is winning

George Orwell, call your office. You can add to your list of opposites ("war is peace," "ignorance is strength" and "freedom is slavery...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082307/opi_20070823008.shtml
Opinion
1984 all over again

In George Orwell's book, "1984," the government of Big Brother created a language, "doublespeak," to explain and legitimize any of its...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031403/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
'Big Brother' is almost here

In his eerily farsighted book "1984," George Orwell describes a society in which privacy is unknown, slavish obedience a given, and nonconformity the ultimate enemy of the state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071307/opi_713kevinreevesoped001.shtml
Opinion
1984 plus 23

The corrupt fascist criminal secret-police state, described by George Orwell in "1984," was begun by the Reagan regime before 1984 and has reached its apex under the Cheney-Bush regime. Sound off on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121306/let_20061213013.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Fluoridation makes a big difference

The issue of water fluoridation is controversial. For some, the idea smacks of Big Brother from George Orwell's "1984." It gets people's hackles up - "Who said you could put fluoride in my water?" Sound off on the important issues...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070607/opi_20070706022.shtml
Opinion
No right to free speech

"We have now sunk to the depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men," George Orwell said. Come on, folks, if you must write letters to the editor, make a better attempt to get the basic facts correct...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072504/let_letter6.shtml
Opinion

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