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NSA Leak: Did George Orwell Get it Right in 1984?

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Laura Wood of Skoob Books poses for a photograph with a copy of George Orwell's '1984' in central London June 9, 2013. The novel, which is set in a world of government surveillance, was first published by Secker and Warburg 64 years ago on June 8, 1949. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTX10HMJ

Sales of George Orwell's novel "1984"³ have spiked in recent days since Edward Snowden's leak about NSA surveillance. Was Orwell prescient?

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