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1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm I read it several years ago. As someone from a (at least formerly) communist country I was really impressed by its interesting & rather accurate depiction of brainwashing. There's an interesting blog post on this & Brave New World: http://chiusse.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/orwell-was-better-than-huxley-or-hemingway-and-why-do-we-read-the-classics-anyway/ I think it's especially relevant to self-identified western leftists today as a reminder that progressive movements & causes can be, and in many places have been hijacked by chauvinism & authoritarianism.