Thursday, October 01, 2020

Let's Have an "Orwell Refresher"


While watching the presidential debate, I was struck by how language is being distorted. As a result, I propose that all of us revisit George Orwell over 2020's remaining months.

George Orwell's "Animal Farm" can easily be read in an evening. 

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" takes more time but it's well worth it.

Some other books on old George:

  • "Churchill & Orwell" by Thomas E. Ricks. A very interesting comparison of the two giants.
  • "The Last Man in Europe" by Dennis Glover. What a great idea to write a novel about Orwell. This one is both enjoyable and informative.
  • "Why Orwell Matters" by Christopher Hitchens. I confess that I have not read this one but it's going on my stack. Here is a video of Hitchens discussing Orwell.

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