The abuse of power in George Orwell's 1984
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. The mantra of authoritarian government in George Orwell's dystopian novel pulls conventional wisdom inside-out, leaving characters, and readers, compelled to peek under the surface for meaning and truth. This informative edition provides an in-depth examination of abuse of power as presented in 1984, as well as contemporary perspectives on this issue. Discussions include the potential danger of big government, the threat posed by misuse of power, the book as promoting the values of the common person, and industrialization as a dehumanizing factor. Expert writers include Christopher Hitchens, Irvine Howe, and Erich Fromm.
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Each title in this series examines an important literary work through the lens of a major social issue with which the work is deeply entwined and includes biographical and critical information about the author, helping students navigate the intersection between literature and social studies and supporting cross-curricular studies of the world's enduring masterworks.
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Bryfonski, D. (2010). The abuse of power in George Orwell's 1984. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

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Bryfonski, Dedria. 2010. The Abuse of Power in George Orwell's 1984. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

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Bryfonski, Dedria, The Abuse of Power in George Orwell's 1984. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010.

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Bryfonski, Dedria. The Abuse of Power in George Orwell's 1984. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Print.

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