The Curious Origin of the Phrase ‘Thought Police’


By Dr Oliver Tearle

Where does the term ‘thought police’ come from? If you’re tempted to answer, ‘George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four’, read on. In fact, read on anyway, because the answer may surprise you. Although Orwell popularised the phrase thought police in his classic dystopian novel, he was not the first person to use it. Continue reading “The Curious Origin of the Phrase ‘Thought Police’”