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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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democracy
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Countless other words such as honour, justice, morality, internationalism, democracy, science, and religion had simply ceased to exist.
  • …carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all,…
  • …two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself.

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  • Now class, say it all together, ’We are a democracy.’
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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