George Orwell's novel 1984, published in 1949, portrayed a future totalitarian world, ruled by a seemingly omnipotent tyrant called Big Brother. When the actual year 1984 rolled around, the world didn't look just the way Orwell had envisioned; therefore some criticized the book as a failed prophecy. Today, however, the world looks much more as Orwell envisioned it. Moreover, if you read Orwell's novel carefully, it's not even certain that the year is 1984 — that was simply what the people were told by the government, which controlled all information.
Anyone concerned about the environment and seeking the best solutions for how to protect it will find The Really Inconvenient Truths, by Iain Murray, to be a valuable, fact-filled resource that is both informative and entertaining.
Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, by Patrick J. Buchanan: New York: Random House, 2008, 518 pages, hardcover $29.95.