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Cass R. Sunstein

‘1984’ Comes to 2019

Those chants of “Send her back” exposed the Trump presidency’s Orwellian soul.

He saw it coming.

He saw it coming.

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

George Orwell’s “1984” is the greatest fictional account of authoritarian leadership — the most astute, the most precise, the most attuned to human psychology. 

One of its defining chapters explores the Two Minutes Hate, which helps establish and maintain Big Brother’s regime.