Can the US Constitution Save Us from 1984?
Thursday, April 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this interesting and timely topic!
George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian novel about a future world where 'war is peace; freedom is slavery; and ignorance is strength'; where 'Big Brother is Watching You'; and where the 'Ministry of Truth' disseminates lies, what we today might call 'fake news.' What can 1984 teach us about resistance and resilience; freedom and truth; and the responsibility of a free press to challenge power? How much of 1984 has come true? How much remains science fiction?
The presentation will be given by a member of the Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) faculty from Philosophy and Law. This program is part of MWCC's NEH grant for 2018-2019, the theme of which is George Orwell's 1984.
Free and open to the public.
Please register by calling 978-249-9515
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