‘Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has real existence?' [...] O'Brien smiled faintly. ‘I will put it more precisely. Does the past exist concretely, in space? Is there somewhere or other a place, a world of solid objects, where the past is still happening?'
‘Then where does the past exist, if at all?'
‘In records. It is written down.'
‘In records. And-------?'
‘In the mind. In human memories.'
‘In memory. Very well, then. We, the Party, control all records, and we control all memories. Then we control the past, do we not?'
ORWELL, G. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: SignetClassics, 1977.
O romance 1984 descreve os perigos de um Estado totalitário. A ideia evidenciada nessa passagem é que o controle do Estado se dá por meio do(a)