Thursday, March 06, 2014

"Politics and the English Language"

Orwell's famous essay, which Mary introduced to me years ago, is simply a gem.  I return to it from time to time.  Orwell's particular recommendations about good writing are helpful and easy to remember.  His larger point, however, that the decline of written English connects to the rise of totalitarianism, continues to be important nearly 70 years after he made it.

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