The Irony of Surveillance Cameras in George Orwell Square

“Orwellian debate” is an oxymoron, but that appears to be what we’re having.

Tourists go to George Orwell Square in Barcelona all the time, hoping to relive that spooked/sanctimonious feeling they felt when they first read 1984 as an angry teenager. They’re often disappointed by the fact that the square has nothing to do with Orwell. He probably passed by… once…