David cgc wrote:
In the opening chapter Jake says he is completing this Project at the request of the Federation Department of Peace and that it's an historical project, not a work of fiction.
Well, that name isn't unsettling at all.
As opposed to, what, the Department of War
Not every reference to a governmental organization dedicated to peace and diplomacy is necessarily a reference to Orwell, y'know -- nor need we always assume such organizations are named dishonestly, as Oceania's Ministry of Peace was.
It's just such a vague name. What's the Department of Peace do?
Department of War/Defense is kind of obvious- military matters. Same with Departments of the Treasury, or Health, or Agriculture. But what does the Peace Department do? Diplomacy? Humanitarian aid? Espionage?
It's like Google's "Don't be evil" rule. Why should you need a rule for that at all?