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GEORGES BRASSENS – “…La prière Par les quatre horizons qui crucifient le Monde, Par tous ceux dont la chair se déchire ou succombe…”


A 1954 TV Production of George Orwell’s novel “1984”

George Orwell “1984” Big Brother Is Watching You !
A 1954 TV Production of George Orwell’s novel “1984” A story about government surveillance and mind control where independent thinking and individualism is forbidden.

Today’s Birthday: MICHAEL CRICHTON (1942)

Michael Crichton (1942)

While pursuing a medical degree at Harvard University, the intensely private Crichton began writing novels under a pseudonym. He published The Andromeda Strain during his final year and went on to write several best-selling works, many of which were made into films, including Jurassic Park and Congo. He unexpectedly died of throat cancer in 2008. While in college, he once submitted an essay by George Orwell under his own name as an experiment. What grade did he receive? More… Discuss




Speakers’ Corner

Often a scene of lively debate, a speakers’ corner is an area designated for public speech-making. The northeast corner of London’s Hyde Park may be the most famous speakers’ corner, having hosted such orators as Karl Marx and George Orwell. However, speakers’ corners exist—with varying degrees of freedom—around the world, including countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago. One location in the Netherlands, the Spreeksteen of Amsterdam, was created after what notable murder? More… Discuss

Speakers' Corner, Toronto

Speakers’ Corner, Toronto (Photo credit: InSapphoWeTrust)