You Could Prove Nothing

“Sometimes indeed, you could put your finger on a definite lie. It was not true, for example, as was claimed in the Party history books, that the Party had invented aeroplanes. He remembered aeroplanes since his earliest childhood. But you could prove nothing.”

1984, George Orwell


I’m finishing up my year of reading classics and George Orwell’s 1984 has been striking close to home. Especially regarding our recent election here in the United States, the fluid nature of truth as it pertains to facts, and the interplay of old and new media. It’s still a poignant read.