Posts Tagged ‘George Orwell’

“Hard-working families” and why we should be worried by Newspeak

by Conrad Landin.

Sometimes it is a disservice to describe George Orwell’s seminal novel Nineteen Eighty-Four as dystopian. Some of the novel’s best commentary is on spectres that existed in 1940s society, and continue to exist now. First among these is Newspeak, which was really born in Orwell’s polemical exploration of how the English language is subtly used […]

Abusing George Orwell

by Mark Seddon.

No journalist worth his or her salt should rejoice in the downfall of another. There are plenty of commentators in particular that I could name who infuriate me, who have in fact infuriated for me for years, or who I have had real spats with. I would be disappointed if some of them didn’t feel […]

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