WASHINGTON — “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” George Orwell, 1984
For someone who “came of age” during the tumultuous 60’s and early 70’s, reaching the ripe old age of 68 is somewhat of a surprise.
I was a freshman in high schoolI in the fall of 1965, reading Orwell’s novel, “1984.” Though published in 1949, it ultimately proved to be an insightful glimpse at the future…you know, omnipresent government surveillance, political propaganda and “Big Brother.” Anyway, I remember how the year 1984 seemed so far into the future. I couldn’t imagine being alive that long.
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