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Orwell and Ideological Isolation – “The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War” – David Lebedoff

June 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Extremism, Ideology, Means and Ends, Politics, Socialism

He wrote relatively few articles before the war partly because no one would publish them. Magazines and journals rejected his nonfiction because he was known to be fiercely anticommunist. If he had been a conservative, then some (mostly small) publications might have been available. But he was a man of the Left—a socialist, on the side of the poor in a class war against the rich. There were plenty of journals on the left, but not for a writer who saw Stalin in the same way he saw Hitler.

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