Peter Foster: George Orwell and climates of fear

Peter Foster writes at the Financial Post:

Anti-capitalism, which Orwell identifies as a critical propaganda prop for the tyrants of Ingsoc (the English Socialist Party), has not disappeared, but it has certainly morphed since the collapse of Communism. The new rationale for seeking unprecedented power is the threat of catastrophic man-made climate change.

When it comes to the official climate science “paradigm,” Thomas Kuhn, in his seminal book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, suggested that a scientist, as the captive of a paradigm, is “like the typical character of Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-Four, the victim of a history rewritten by the powers that be.”

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