The other day I was discussing with my oldest daugher (who will begin high school this year) what books she should be reading this fall. I offhandedly suggested George Orwell's 1984 simply because it speaks so directly to many of the issues we face today with our imperial federal government. But this article by Roger Kimball brings out another aspect of the novel I had forgotten about (which only goes to prove that I need to pick up the book and read it again.
Take time to read the article and then watch carefully how President Obama and his supporters deal with those who oppose his policies. The parallels between the novel and real life are striking.