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Now For Something Entirely Different

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized |

George Orwell has it all wrong in his famous essay on language and power — the one that animates this blog.  His rules are hard to understand and his advice about politicians is dangerous, says author Steven Poole.

“Rather than waving it away as “pure wind”, it is necessary to listen all the more closely to this stuff, because you need to bring the buried argument out into the open in order to defeat it.”

He disagrees with me elegantly at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/17/my-problem-with-george-orwell

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