🎧 George Orwell and 1984 with Dorian Lynskey
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 22m
1984 is one of the greatest books ever written, and continues to both haunt and inform public perceptions of totalitarianism. Dan talks to Dorian Lynskey, who has written a biography of this critical text, discussing Orwell's reasons for writing and 1984's relevance to the present day, as well as our own cognitive biases and the dangers of manipulation. Producer: Peter Curry
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