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Sales for George Orwell's '1984' skyrocket amid NSA surveillance scandal




Book jacket for George Orwell's
Book jacket for George Orwell's "1984."
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Since news about the NSA surveillance program broke last week, you may have thought once or twice about George Orwell's classic "1984." Well, so did other people. Sales of the book on Amazon shot up 7,000 percent this week.

Here to talk about the book and its place is history is book critic David Kipen.