George Orwell’s use of 2+2=5…

George Orwell’s use of 2+2=5 as a catchphrase of the dystopian government in his book 1984 is based on Joseph Stalin’s use of that equation in propaganda. Soviet posters declared “2 + 2 plus the enthusiasm of the workers = 5” long before Orwell wrote his novel. The USSR reached the goals of that Five Year Plan in four years, therefore meaning that the “enthusiasm of the workers” did five years worth of work in four years.

Many famous Americans, including Helen K …

Many famous Americans, including Helen Keller, Mark Twain, George Orwell, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Albert Einstein, were radical socialists. The US public (and government) have downplayed these people’s political views over the years due to the common fear of far leftism in the country.