Debunked: War is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous

Mick West

Staff member
The claimed quote is:

Or this longer version:

However this quote does not appear in the book (although parts are taken from the book), so where is it from?

It's actually from the film Fahrenheit 9/11, where Michael Moore says:
Did George Orwell once write that? No, not really, this short quote is actually a contracted version of a quote from the movie 1984,
So what's actually in the book? Well, it's a lot longer, basically the quote from the movies a greatly reduced paraphrasing of all of the reading Chapter III, War is Peace, from "The Book" (THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF
OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM by Emmanuel Goldstein), which happens in Chapter 9 of 1984

I've highlighted the parts from which the movie quote is made: