1984 (Signet Classic)

1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm 1984 is often portrayed as a warning of how governments will behave at some time in the future - whereas I understand the book which was written in 1948 was originally called "1948" - it was not an allegory - it was how Orwell believed government worked and he was right. Keep people in fear and they will give up all freedom to be protected - a shame nobody seemed to remember Orwell when Bush & Blair were frightening us into an illegal war!