Orwell got a lot of things right, like the surveillance state and doublethink. How close was his vision of the geopolitical landscape in 1984 to real life?
We have an entire generation mostly ignorant of how destructive socialism was during the 20th century, and they vote that way.
Today Britain will be independent from the EU, after voting to leave in 2016.
Early 2016 saw the presidential race go into full swing. It seems like a lifetime ago, but the year started with Presidential debates, the most interesting being those on the Republican side. 16 men and one woman began their campaigns in earnest.
Two European capitals have been attacked, two capitals of NATO countries, by the same Islamic terrorist group. This group holds land, has a government infrastructure, finances-- it acts in every way like a nation state. It has attacked so far four NATO countries, Belgium, France, Turkey, and the U.S., yet article five of the NATO charter has yet to be invoked, the article that states an attack against one member is an attack against all.