How much, would you say, can Osama Bin Laden be compared with Emmanuel Goldstein? I know that Goldstein is a much more obvious parallel to Stalin's Trotsky but is there anything you feel is similar with Bin Laden today? I am not referring to Osama himself but to the fear built up around him and the terrorist frenzy that was built up on purpose in America. The goverment put the country into a paranoid state whilst failing to deal with the problem itself. It wouldn't surprise me if something like a Two Minute Hate took place for a while.