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The dystopian present
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Kathmandu, April 15 -- In George Orwell's famous novel 1984, he describes a crime called thoughtcrime. People in the novel are not supposed to think anything against the government. Else, the Thought Police could arrest and make them disappear without a trace. Or, it could make the thought criminals confess whatever it wanted to by using torture tools. About 70 years have passed since Orwell wrote about a dystopian future, and now it seems as though he was warning future generations of what democracy could degenerate into.
On April 11, Julian Assange was arrested from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by British police. Assange is the founder of the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks. The site, in the past decade, has leaked details of man...
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