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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense.
  • The mutability of the past is the central tenet of Ingsoc.

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  • Freedom of speech is a particularly American tenet.
  • The week before he came, we’d had a famous theologian whose words sent the students scurrying to their rooms to hassle half the night. But Caleb was like a cool wind from the north... No great theological problems. No debatable tenets. He spoke simply of...
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