The Irony of Surveillance Cameras in George Orwell Square

Katlyn Roberts
12 min readMar 19, 2021

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

Image by Stafford GREEN from Pixabay

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…

Katlyn Roberts

Katlyn writes about history, travel, and culture… with some snark.