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What Does Orwellian Mean
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What Does Orwellian Mean

Invoking Nineteen Eighty-Four and “Orwellian” fast became a lazy catchall way of describing perceived unfair treatment. It’s led many – including me – to ask: “Do these people know what Orwellian means?” “Have they even read Orwell?” and “What would George Orwell think of these fascist right-wing turds invoking his name?”

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9 Unsettling Gothic Novels of the 19th Century
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9 Unsettling Gothic Novels of the 19th Century

“The original [ Gothic novels ] focused on personalities deformed through loneliness. Ghouls, vampires, werewolves: all made, not born. But the isolation? Are even such as these ever truly alone? Perhaps the psyche has always been more complex than that, desire eternally more potent than terror. Surely, none prowl entirely in solitude.” Martyrs and Monsters, […]

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8 Black Owned Bookstores That Have Online Ordering
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8 Black Owned Bookstores That Have Online Ordering

“Black owned bookstores are not just in business to sell books. Their mission is to make sure that the information they are carrying expands their community and expands the minds of the people in the community.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates The origins of today’s black owned bookstores can be traced to New York in the 1800s. […]

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Appendix H: “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson (2008)

Maybe great sorrow or guilt is simply to be accepted as absolute, like revelation. My iniquity/punishment is greater than I can bear. In the Hebrew, her father said, that one word had two meanings and we chose one of them, which may make it harder for us to understand why the Lord would have pardoned […]

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