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1984 - George Orwell

1949 - 1984 is a the cautionary tale of a future totalitarian government run amok. The world is run by 3 states, each watching over and controlling its citizens like rats in a maze. Power is kept through constant surveillance and a never-ending barrage of propaganda. As Winston Smith, the story's protagonist, starts to question the situation, he discovers a lover of similar opinion. Together they decide to join a rebel group to fight for their freedom. 1984 is a classic for shining a light on the dangers of an all-powerful, all-seeing, information-controlling state.