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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

War

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

1949

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2017-06-06

'[War] is not meaningless. It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs.' - 1984

War is helpful to the humans. Of couse, we don't need this book to respect that. I think it has other positive purposes, too. 'War is peace.' Yes, I understand.