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Americans don’t need to worry about Big Brother

Some great Amazon.com comments on the Modern Library’s top 20 novels of the 20th century. I especially liked this comment on George Orwell’s 1984:

“‘What’s the point?’ Maybe if you live in a country that’s a monarchy, this book’s worth reading, but this is *America*, ok? The whole reason we live in a democracy is so that we the people don’t have to worry about things like this.”

(sigh)