Your selections from the text are so cogent and reveal the essence of what Orwell wanted to get across to the reader. I remember when the Berlin Wall fell and there was a sense that the Cold War was ending everywhere. But suddenly we were hearing from Conservatives here in the US that it was “The End of History” and I was immediately reminded of Orwell and all that he said about how people in power will change what we know of history given the opportunity. And indeed this is what they have attempted to do ever since. For them, “the Party is always right,” no matter how wrong they are.