1984 & All That

The totalitarian novel is a relatively new genre, the most well known of these being (in no particular order) Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and C.S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength, [more…]


Re-reading 1984

from Imgflip Meme Generator I first read George Orwell’s 1984 sometime around 1990.  I recalled it as a bleak science fiction story about one man, Winston Smith, who attempts to rebel against a particularly evil [more…]


A Covid Debrief

I enjoyed a most enjoyable discussion on the numbers with the informed, articulate & fragrant Rebecca Butler secretary to the Free Speech Campaign, last evening sponsored by Open Dialogus.  As a number crunching nerd myself [more…]