[awr-wel, -wuh l]
- GeorgeEric Arthur Blair, 1903–50, English novelist and essayist.
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A fog of conspiracy—of logic against logic, as Orwell put it—has descended on every major event in the war.
Orwell put his finger on the core problem years before he wrote 1984.
But 70 years after Orwell wrote those words, doublethink seems to be winning.
But Orwell went to Spain for the express purpose of killing fascists, as he makes clear in the book Brand is quoting from.Russell Brand’s Revolution For Morons
November 2, 2014
A Surveillance State that would have boggled the mind of Orwell was born.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution
June 8, 2014
We had been running, and had just hauled our wind to stand up the Orwell.A Floating Home
In decade after decade a township-moot at Orwell would have little to do.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
Gainsborough also was very partial to the scenery on the banks of the Orwell.Nooks and Corners of Old England
“We ought to have been told, Orwell and I,” pronounced Isard briskly.In the Whirl of the Rising
There is another at Orwell which seems to have more force in it; it could not have less.Lord Chatham
Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
- George, real name Eric Arthur Blair. 1903–50, English novelist and essayist, born in India. He is notable for his social criticism, as in The Road to Wigan Pier (1932); his account of his experiences of the Spanish Civil War Homage to Catalonia (1938); and his satirical novels Animal Farm (1945), an allegory on the Russian Revolution, and 1984 (1949), in which he depicts an authoritarian state of the future