"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely," said Lord Acton. How does this relate to 1984.
As the previous poster mentioned, the concentration of absolute power in the hands of one person or one very small group of people, leads to the corruption not just of the means of governance or in the policies of the state but actually reach out into the morals and philosophy of the society. If you look at Stalin's assertions that the USSR was a "democratic" state it is a good example. You might also consider the willingness of the people of...
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