[ti:George Orwell Show Honors ‘Doublespeak’ Legacy]
[00:00.04]A new show in the American state of New Mexico
[00:04.04]is reminding visitors of the world George Orwell imagined in his book 1984.
[00:12.92]Orwell wrote it in 1949 to warn people of their possible future.
[00:20.29]In the story, the government controls the population with propaganda.
[00:27.88]Every message from the extremely repressive leadership reverses the truth.
[00:34.90]Officials repeat "war is peace" and "freedom is slavery," for example.
[00:42.80]The Ministry of Truth spreads lies.
[00:46.92]The Ministry of Love tortures lovers.
[00:52.00]Orwell was British, but the book has been popular with readers around the world for many years.
[00:59.45]The current show in New Mexico is called George Orwell: His Enduring Legacy.
[01:08.60]It includes posters and other pieces related to 1984.
[01:14.54]It also has objects related to another of his famous books, Animal Farm.
[01:21.40]The show will be at the University of New Mexico's Zimmerman Library in Albuquerque until April.
[01:30.00]It was launched after a professor at the school donated his collection of rare Orwell books.
[01:38.05]They include first editions of Animal Farm and Animal Farm in Icelandic,
[01:45.40]Ukrainian, Swahili, French, Urdu, German, Hungarian and Spanish.
[01:54.29]The books in different languages show how many people Orwell reached.
[02:00.80]Readers throughout the years have argued that Orwell remains relevant in their time.
[02:08.83]They say real news stories show how people use what Orwell called "doublespeak"
[02:16.60]– words that are supposed to be unclear.
[02:20.23]Or "thoughtcrimes," ideas that government officials or crowds of people say should not be permitted.
[02:30.08]In the U.S. today, some of President Donald Trump's language has been called "Orwellian."
[02:37.26]For example, after Turkey attacked Kurdish population centers in the country,
[02:44.10]Trump said, "The Kurds are much safer right now."
[02:49.20]During Trump's time in office, the book 1984 has become a best-seller in the U.S. again.
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