Where Did This George Orwell Quote About War Come From?

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact."

- George Orwell

IT IS NOT FROM 1984...a PARAPHRASED version is in the text near the end of the second book. Proof:

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/16.htm…

So, did Orwell pen this later...or what?

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    IT IS from 1984, it is written in the book that the main protagonist (Winston) reads with his girlfriend in their little hide-out at the top of the store.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Michael Moore declares these lines in his film Fahrenheit 9/11 as something "Orwell once wrote". They could be a paraphrase of statements that occur in Nineteen Eighty-Four, or something Orwell wrote about some of the themes in his famous story. They do not appear in precisely this form within the story itself. There has been indication elsewhere that this might be a verbatim reading of lines spoken by one of the characters in one of the movie versions of "1984".

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am going to say the quote came from........ George Orwell

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  • 1 decade ago

    if u find out TELL ME.

    GEORGE ORWELL FTW

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