- 18 Mar 15
From its initial vantage point on page three of the first issue of Hot Press, over the intervening 900 issues, The Whole Hog column has covered social, political and environmental issues around the world. In many ways it has been an exercise in observing the extraordinary capacity of humanity to get things wrong. And yet, there have been reasons to be cheerful, notably in the changes that have taken place in Ireland…
Thanks to George Orwell, the year 1984 has a real cachet, so it was little surprise that – as it approached – lots of commentators and forecasters discussed how the world was shaping up to his vision and what it would all be like at the millennium.