For some reason, “1984,” George Orwell’s book about a nightmarish society, has had a revival in the Trump era.
Maybe it’s the weather.
The New York Times reported it was top of Amazon’s list in early 2017. Around the same time, Penguin USA reported a 9,500 percent increase in sales over a few days. It’s a hot item nearly 70 years since its publication.
It’s probably a good thing that more people have been reading it. It’s probably a bad thing that people felt like they had to.