The editorial board wonders if our politicians have seen the creeping similarities to the story:
"Orwell wrote of war without end; we're told the war on terror will last decades at least. Orwell wrote of a dumbed-down 'Newspeak,' and who could argue that our national discourse hasn't slumped? Orwell's 'Ministry of Love' tortured dissidents real or imagined; our government decries Iraq's secret torture prisons while arguing over whether to ban torture. Meanwhile, we maintain our own secret CIA prisons. "
Once they have 537 copies of 1984, the editors plan to mail one to each member of Congress, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush.
You can send your copy to:
401 13th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Hope you haven't tossed your old copy down the "memory hole." (Oakland Trib/HT:Rmenesko)