To Orwell Today:

I'm having a hard time understanding the concept of doublethink and how it is used in today's society. Could you please help me with an example?

Courtney C.

Greetings Courtney,

Basically "doublethink" means saying one thing and doing its exact opposite and lying with a straight face while saying it.

I'm sure, if you think about it, you'll be able to come up with present-day examples of "doublethink".

Review Orwell's description in theme 22.Doublethink and read the many examples I've posted there.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
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