Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire by Michael DobbsOne of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama.
--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution. From Titos funeral to the birth of Solidarity in the Gda´nsk shipyard, from the tragedy of Tiananmen Square to Boris Yeltsin standing on a tank in the center of Moscow, Dobbs saw it all.
The fall of communism was one of the great human dramas of our century, as great a drama as the original Bolshevik revolution. Dobbs met almost all of the principal actors, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, Václav Havel, and Andrei Sakharov. With a sweeping command of the subject and the passion and verve of an eyewitness, he paints an unforgettable portrait of the decade in which the familiar and seemingly petrified Cold War world--the world of Checkpoint Charlie and Dr. Strangelove--vanished forever.
Down with Big Brother ranks very high among the plethora of books about the fall of the Soviet Union and the death throes of Communism. It is possibly the most vividly written of the lot.
-- Adam B. Ulam, Washington Post Book World
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New 1984 Writing Prompts
All this may seem to be the endgame of indiscriminate data mining, surveillance, and duplicitous government control. Big Brother does not actually get the last word. But it changes our whole understanding of the novel. Written from some unspecified point in the future, it suggests that Big Brother was eventually defeated. The victory is attributed not to individual rebels or to The Brotherhood, an anonymous resistance group, but rather to language itself.
In a college-level literature course for English majors, the general practice is to assign several novels or other works and then let the students decide what they want to write about. Usually, this involves choosing a theme, a motif, a set of symbols, a social issue, or other focus and examining how it plays out in a particular work or works. Students support their reading of the work with evidence from the text. However, this practice is a bit too open-ended for non-majors. For ERWC, the writing assignment needs to have more focus. A novel like is bristling with themes and big ideas to write about. However, the Internet creates problems in this regard.
1984: Nineteen Eighty-four and Big Brother
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He loved Big Brother. Winston understands that at this time in that society it is easier to conform like everyone else then to rebel. Being ignorant makes him happy now like the rest of the public. He loves Big Brother more than himself now. He 's a 39 year old man living in Oceania. Winston works at the Ministry of Truth faking information of newspapers, according to the demands of Big Brother.