If I'm not mistaken, Walter Cronkite (quite an amorable man) wrote the introduction to 1984 the commemorative version...in which was quoted, by whoever wrote it (in this case I claim it to have been Walter Cronkite)
"Every freedom surrendered for WHATEVER the purpose, being security or saftey, is STILL a freedom lost"
Hmm that's more of a Paraphrase but that is the essense, 1984 should be taught in all government or english classes, and another good "documentary"
would definately help Americans to understand JUST what freedom is.
It is called ANNA and was filmed in the soviet union from about 1975ish to 1991 which was the fall of the soviet union. It chronicles the growth of
the filmer maker's daughter during the soviet union, it was illegal to make such video but he did anyways, it is VERY scary to see HOW much like
George Orwell's Ingsoc that the Soviet Union really was. It was worse then Nazi Germany. And unlike nazis it was ALL caught on tape...from
innocense of a child lost, to the brainwashing and eventual dependency of the system due to "lies" handed out by the government.
At one point he asks his daughter about 8 or so, what WANTS most and unlike in america where it is "doctor" or "actor/ress" kind of thing...she
said flat out and near robotically, "To give good answers"