Nostradamus and Rachel Carson, Revelation and Adam Smith, Karl Marx and H. G. Wells, Edward Bellamy and Aldous Huxley, Jules Verne and George Orwell: humans make predictions and occasionally they are right. Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is on the mark in several uncomfortable ways, from government surveillance to changes in social values.

P. J. O’Rourke was a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, America’s leading political humorist and the best-selling author of 20 books.
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