The aesthetics of the empire and the defeat of the left

While Nineteen Eighty-Four seemed to be a historical nightmare in Orwell's age, today we can meet many of the philosophical and linguistic "inventions" of the novel such as the aesthetization and thereby verification of war. The essay examines the historical, geopolitical and structural reasons of why the developed Western core countries returned to the once discredited dichotomy of civilization versus barbarism, and uncritically associated their social and political order with civilization. This new world order is supported by a manager-elite, which is not committed to any ideology, and is always ready to re-define its ethics and world view.