THE FLOW OF SILENCE, THE PRESSURE OF FORGETTING
The speech at the "Letterature" festival in Rome by William Ford Gibson
"...This is not to say that Orwell failed in any way, but rather that he succeeded. Nineteen Eighty Four remains one of the quickest and most succinct routes to the core realities of...1948, the year in which it was written. If you wish to know an era, study its most lucid nightmares. In the mirrors of our darkest fears, much will be revealed..."