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How is Goldstein's book organized?

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Emmanuel Goldstein's book is called The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism. Goldstein opposes the predominant political philosophy of the society in 1984 and uses his book ("The Book") to directly target and challenge key elements of The Party's philosophy.

Chapter 1 of the book is called "Ignorance is Strength." This chapter explains how authoritarianism is being allowed to rise under the conditions imposed upon society by The Party. This chapter tackles issues such as doublethink and newspeak, both key tenets of The Party's philosophy.

Chapter 3 of the book, "War Is Peace," takes another of The Party's slogans as its title and...

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