SUMMARY: This issue features multiple comparisons to George Orwell’s 1984 novel. Examples include: the Federal governments plans to eradicate statutory protections of privacy for the purpose of national security, and the dilemma of how much power should the state have? A piece argues against the Solicitor General Robert Kaplan’s decision to cut the university programs for prisoners. Lastly, the social psychology phenomena of conformity and destructive obedience are discussed.

KEYWORDS: 1984 by George Orwell, G.E.D. program

Coded by Izabella Rachwalski