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Orwell’s Revenge

The 1984 Palimpsest

By Peter Huber
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Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest by Peter Huber

In Orwell’s Revenge (1994), author Peter Huber used a computer program to write a response to George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984, using Orwell’s own writings and ideas. In doing so, Huber has constructed a completely different narrative, showing that despite fears of a totalitarian future, technology and the free market have instead become a force for good.

  • People who fear modern technology and its influence
  • Fans of author George Orwell and his book, 1984
  • Readers taking part in Mark Zuckerberg’s book club, “A Year of Books”

Author Peter Huber is a partner at the law firm Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel and a senior fellow at the conservative think tank, The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

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