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George Orwell, the prophet of political correctness

One only has to look at how words such as “elitist” or “discrimination” have been altered since Orwell’s death to see how changing the meaning of a word can make the terrain of debate very difficult for one side. All these practices were alive in Orwell’s day, in Soviet Russia, where a more brutal form […]

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Orwell is so much more than simply ‘Left-wing’

England remains a country of in-betweeners. Were he here today, Orwell would be writing for them, about them and the popular culture that appeals to them (he was one of the first to write seriously and respectfully on this subject). His voice would be raised against the creeping totalitarianism of a liberal orthodoxy about which […]

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