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“Prevention of Literature” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Economics, Ideology, Political Communication, Politics, Progressive Politics, Writing

Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child’s Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship. To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.

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