War is Peace

‘It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. The peculiar pressure that it exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early twentieth century has disappeared and been replaced by something quite different… A peace that was truly permanent would be the same as a permanent war. This – although the vast majority of Party members understand it only in a shallower sense – is the inner meaning of the Party slogan: War is Peace.’
– Chapter III of ‘The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism’ by Emmanuel Goldstein, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell.
See also: peace is war.

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Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos and presently with the forthcoming “voodoo project”.


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