The Oldest Profession

Paper 171

Lecture – 1993

Author – Ryan, Hugh

The author maintains the oldest profession is that of story-telling! Whoever controls the Past controls the Future, George Orwell said in his book, 1984. There is a government agency in it called “The Ministry of Truth” whose job was to go back over the newspapers and change anything that did not suit the present authorities. The author says that possibly lots of politicians of the present day would be delighted with a service like that! (10 pages.)