George Orwell’s satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world the immortal phrase: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.
The animals on Manor Farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves.
The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer’s place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence.