Orwell offers in 1984 a satire of communism and fascism in which he creates a dystopia where the state controls its people through telescreens, propaganda, war, and torture. Given the worldwide War on Terror, and if Orwell were alive today, I would ask him:
"After the attacks of 9/11 and the London train bombings, is the world, particularly the English speaking countries of England and the U.S., moving more toward a mass police state like that in 1984?"
As one who saw language at the crossroads modern era, I would also ask him about the state of the English language today:
In your essay, "The Politics and the English Language," you criticize those who speak "ugly" and "inarticulate" English. Is modern technology (internet, mass media, pop music) only making the language uglier and more inarticulate?