Wise after the event…

Apparently, sales of Orwell’s 1984 have gone through the roof in the light of revelations about government surveillance. I recall a similar thing happening at the height of the financial crisis which engulfed the world and people started reading Marx’s Communist Manifesto.

I just wonder whether if people read more in the first place, they might not sleep-walk into these situations?

Thankfully, the popularity of books on the subject of the impending zombie apocalypse should see us through this next big crisis.