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believing two contradictory ideas at the same time

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36) In what follows, I argue that these contradictions are a modern example of doublethink as such corporate solutions continue to alter our conception of the role of education in society while claiming to serve the interests of the public.
Orwell's book was highly influential on the English language, introducing concepts like Big Brother, doublethink, Newspeak, and the Thought Police, among many others.
The mock-heroic "Fair, Balanced, and Unafraid" and "No-Spin Zone" are splendid examples of Ministry of Truth doublethink, insofar as you're supposed to believe them and not believe them at the same time: believe them because they proclaim noble ideals and not believe them because if you're a typical Fox News viewer you tune in precisely because you're sure to encounter a gratifying and unembarrassed partisanship--sometimes known as spin--delivered with patriotic-hued backdrops, exhilarating denunciations of enemies of the state both without and within, and of course, flag lapel pins.
Even though most people will concede in common sense terms that nothing can grow forever in a finite world, this piece of homespun wisdom exists side by side with our pursuit of material things, a kind of doublethink.
George Orwell's doublethink scarcely begins to describe his assertions.
To pat someone on the back for looking younger than they are is one of the weirdest examples of doublethink in our culture" TV classics expert Mary Beard, saying people should be proud to grow old.
The decision reminds us of PARCC's curricular twin, the Common Core, a project so mired in educational gobbledygook and doublethink that one popular video shows a teacher taking nearly a minute to explain how to add 9 and 6.
Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink.
Set in Airstrip One ( formerly Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, Orwell's famous dystopian novel brought us the concepts of Big Brother, doublethink and thought crime, not to mention Room 101.
What remains is an Orwellian baseline, melding conformist ideology and nationalism into red-white-and-blue doublethink.
8220;It deals with deception and ethical grey zones and doublethink common to the thriller, but in a pulp sci-fi landscape, taking elements of both and mixing them together in a post-modern blender.
A novel verb tense for cosmic doublethink is alluring, but we would still need the present and future tenses to tell people when to look or to expect results.
But such selective perception amounts to widespread critical doublethink, and these faults, if that is what they are, ought to be addressed since they bear on our assessment of this novel as a work of art.
BBC3 is in the vanguard of this doublethink, with programmes like Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum, Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents and, still my favourite reality show title, Can Fat Teens Hunt?
Now we inhabit a zone of doublethink and contradiction over noncombatant lives.