Post Tagged with: "George Orwell"

Some Are More Equal Than Others: Why Orwell Matters

February 15, 2013 6:12 pm2 comments
Some Are More Equal Than Others: Why Orwell Matters

Anyone interested in political writing who has not been listening to BBC Radio 4’s ‘George Orwell Season’ has been missing a real treat. George Orwell is one of our foremost writers – novels, essays, journalism, reportage, short stories, newspaper columns – he left behind a body of work for us to step back and […]

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Are Humans Too Fallible For Democracy?

November 6, 2012 1:30 pm2 comments
Are Humans Too Fallible For Democracy?

With the American elections imminent, and the UK choosing Police Commissioners on November 15, it’s worth investigating the gaping chasms behind the theories underpinning democracy, and the reality of human interaction. Western-style democracy is typically defended according to two principles – either (i) the electorate are best positioned to choose […]

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The FBI, Orwell and some other things.

March 23, 2012 2:03 pm0 comments
The FBI, Orwell and some other things.

“The hate continued exactly as before, except that the target had been changed.” – Orwell Fun is fast becoming an extreme sport. It seems that although it’s not illegal just yet, if you are suspected of being in conspicuously good humour, you are going to be closely watched and at […]

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