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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 03:39:11 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Those Orwellian Ascians

On Sun, 28 Jul 2002, Michael Andre-Driussi wrote:

> So it seems to me that "Correct Thought," while sounding nicely Maoist,
> actually leads to a rich association with Orwell's novel:  Insoc = Correct
> Thought; Newspeak (in 2050) = Approved Texts; etc.

> I think that the "mirror" is being held up, not to Mao's China, but to
> Orwell's Oceania.

And, in fact, Oceania is Great Britain/America in the 1984 world, and
Ascia is North America to the Commonwealth's South America on Urth.



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