1984: Book discussion

Not long ago I finished reading George Orwell's two classics, Animal Farm and 1984, for the first time. I knew their basic plots but had never read them for myself. I'd like to get a discussion going about 1984 because that, in my opinion, was the more powerful of the two. This was the first novel … [Read more...]

Poverty: A learned and tolerated comfort

Admittedly many of my opinions are controversial.  When it comes to my views on poverty and the poor, I tend to come across as heartless.  Perhaps it is my ability to remove my emotions from situations and look at the principles behind the ideas.  Or maybe I simply refuse to view the adult poor as … [Read more...]