This article discusses a number of surprisingly prescient themes in George Orwell’s Nineteen eighty-four that can be used to structure a contemporary conversation about state crime in connection with the so-called ‘War on Terror’. The themes are: Rocket Bombs; Newspeak; Doublethink; Telescreen: “Big Brother is watching you”; Thought Crime; Room 101; Oceania as Empire; and “War without end”. The exposition of these themes is followed by some key points about state crime, leading up to an argument about empire crime.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||New Zealand Sociology|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2017|