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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Or perhaps you have returned to your old idea that the proletarians or the slaves will arise and overthrow us.
  • There was a whole chain of separate departments dealing with proletarian literature, music, drama, and entertainment generally.
  • And the Ministry had not only to supply the multifarious needs of the party, but also to repeat the whole operation at a lower level for the benefit of the proletariat.
  • She must have slipped into some shop in the proletarian quarters and bought herself a complete set of make-up materials.
  • Or they would disappear, alter themselves out of recognition, learn to speak with proletarian accents, get jobs in a factory and live out their lives undetected in a back-street.
  • Proletarians, in practice, are not allowed to graduate into the Party.
  • From the proletarians nothing is to be feared.
  • The proletarians will never revolt, not in a thousand years or a million.
  • There she had remained for a year, helping to produce booklets in sealed packets with titles like Spanking Stories or One Night in a Girls’ School, to be bought furtively by proletarian youths who were under the impression that they were buying something illegal.
  • The secret accumulation of knowledge — a gradual spread of enlightenment — ultimately a proletarian rebellion — the overthrow of the Party.
  • The subsidiary reason is that the Party member, like the proletarian, tolerates present-day conditions partly because he has no standards of comparison.
  • It does not aim at transmitting power to its own children, as such; and if there were no other way of keeping the ablest people at the top, it would be perfectly prepared to recruit an entire new generation from the ranks of the proletariat.

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  • Marx did not envision a generally satisfied proletariat that found meaning and financial reward in their work.
  • Marx expected the proletariat to rise in rebellion.

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