Farm to [Uns]table

Check out Adam Gopnick’s piece on Trump and Orwell in the New Yorker.

…rereading Orwell, one is reminded of what Orwell got right about this kind of brute authoritarianism—and that was essentially that it rests on lies told so often, and so repeatedly, that fighting the lie becomes not simply more dangerous but more exhausting than repeating it. Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/orwells-1984-and-trumps-america

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