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socialism
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But in each variant of Socialism that appeared from about 1900 onwards the aim of establishing liberty and equality was more and more openly abandoned.
  • He did not believe he had ever heard the word Ingsoc before 1960, but it was possible that in its Oldspeak form-’English Socialism’, that is to say — it had been current earlier.
  • It had always been assumed that if the capitalist class were expropriated, Socialism must follow: and unquestionably the capitalists had been expropriated.
  • Socialism, a theory which appeared in the early nineteenth century and was the last link in a chain of thought stretching back to the slave rebellions of antiquity, was still deeply infected by the Utopianism of past ages.
  • Ingsoc, which grew out of the earlier Socialist movement and inherited its phraseology, has in fact carried out the main item in the Socialist programme; with the result, foreseen and intended beforehand, that economic inequality has been made permanent.
  • Ingsoc, which grew out of the earlier Socialist movement and inherited its phraseology, has in fact carried out the main item in the Socialist programme; with the result, foreseen and intended beforehand, that economic inequality has been made permanent.
  • The older kind of Socialist, who had been trained to fight against something called ’class privilege’ assumed that what is not hereditary cannot be permanent.
  • Thus, the Party rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism.
  • Thus, the Party rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism.
  • APPENDIX: The Principles of Newspeak Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism.
  • The shortest rendering that one could make of this in Oldspeak would be: ’Those whose ideas were formed before the Revolution cannot have a full emotional understanding of the principles of English Socialism.’

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  • She believes that more socialism would be more fair.
  • John McCain thinks that giving these Americans a break is socialism. Well, I call it opportunity, and there is nothing more American than that.
    Barack Obama  --  http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/19/campaign.wrap/?iref=mpstoryview(retrieved 07/02/10)

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