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History Colonia Dignidad: Orwellian Story From the Land of Pinochet; Three Young Journalist Defy Regime

While researching to learn more about Michael V. Townley, I ran into this fascinating blog that attests for the strong spirit that some people carry, even under seige. Here’s a quote, along with the link to the full blog: sk

Reblogged from Notes on the Americas: Orwell in Chile

This month marks the 65th anniversary of George Orwell’s death, and here’s one of the lesser-known stories of the great writer’s legacy, courtesy of the Pinochet regime in Chile.It was 1983, the military dictatorship had been in power nearly ten years and the first stirrings of protest on a national level were about to explode into demonstrations up and down the length of Chile’s narrow territory. Three young journalists—two Chilean, one American—began an afterhours project to translate and publish Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984.


From Notes on the Americas: Orwell in Chile