A few years ago it was Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged which gained the attention of a new generation of people as the 2008 credit crisis led many to 'going Galt' and away from the mainstream economy. Now with the wide open scandal regarding NSA spying, Amazon sales of George Orwell's 1984 have shot up nearly 7000% on June 11, and are the 4th best rising seller in the global bookstore's inventory.
In the last 24 hours, sales of the 'big brother' book 1984 on Amazon.com have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public's attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense that people would want to get up to speed on the dystopian world being constructed rapidly and secretly around them. 1984 is now the 4th fastest rising sales book and 184th most popular on Amazon! - Zerohedge
Couple this with a 290% rise in Amazon sales of Orwell's Animal Farm, and Americans are suddenly realizing that the Fabian socialists of the 40's and 50's laid out the future which the 21st century Obama administration has almost fully implemented.
Now, if only Americans would go find some old tattered copies of Brave New World.