orwellian orwellian  /ˌɔr ˈwɛ li ən/


  • (adj) of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state)


  1. Ohio budget could bring facial-recognition to state's casinos

    "Jubilee Showgirl" Morgane LaTouche, waits for people to pose for pictures with her in front of the Horseshoe Casino.Plain Dealer file COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican state Sen. Bill Coley says he isn't pushing Ohio toward an Orwellian surveillance state....
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. Bernie Sanders On NSA Leak Revelations: We're Heading For An 'Orwellian Future'

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) shared some impassioned criticism of NSA surveillance on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes" Monday night. Sanders criticized the "Orwellian" future he sees looming for the United States if it continues to record its citizens' activities in the name of national security.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Choosing Against the Surveillance State

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained his decision to leak top-secret documents as a response to America letting a ragtag group of terrorists scare the country into accepting a near-Orwellian surveillance state, a choice that can be challenged, says Norman Solomon.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: consortiumnews.com


  1. Chris Huhne, domestic affairs spokesman for the opposition Liberal Democrats, accused the government of hatching "Orwellian plans for a vast database of our private communications."
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Chris Huhne Source: FOXNews

  2. "I think that would enhance the oddness of our laws," Huntsman said. "I think that for most people that is a rather frightening, almost Orwellian, proposition."
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Jon Huntsman Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I believe it crosses a very bright moral line to take sperm and egg in the laboratory and start creating human life," said Romney, who is considering a 2008 presidential run. "It is Orwellian in its scope in that in laboratories you can have...
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe

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