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George Orwell [1903-50]

      Eric Arthur Blair was born in British-occupied India; he took on the pen name 'George Orwell' in 1933. In 1936, he went to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded, and from then on was never fully fit. His literary career lasted around ten years and included criticism, radio commentary, and the bestselling novels
"Animal Farm" [1945] and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" [1949].
Blair/Orwell died of tuberculosis in London in 1950.

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“Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future.”
- in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"  {Issue #41}
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“War is peace.” - in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
George W. Bush, 2003: “This war is really about peace.”  {Issue #43}
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“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”  {Issue #57 & blog 12/2011}
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“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.”  {Issue #65}
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“In general, one is only right when either wish or fear coincides with reality . . . sooner or later
a false belief bumps up against the solid reality, usually on a battlefield.”  {blog 1/2008}
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“There are some things [that] only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe.”  {blog 2/2008}
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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”  {blog 2/2009}
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“Every life viewed from the inside is a series of defeats.”  {blog 7/2012}
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“Never use a long word when a short one will do.”  {blog 9/2012}
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“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.”  {blog 10/2012}
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“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.”  {blog 1/2013}
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“A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.”  {blog 7/2013}
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“The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Now do you begin to understand me?” - in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"  {blog 4/2015}
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“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance
of solidity to pure wind.”  {blog 12/2015}
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“Power worship blurs political judgment. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.”  {blog 4/2016}
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“If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it.”  {blog 8/2016}
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“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
- in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"  {blog 11/2016}
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[re Trump's 'Alternative Facts'] “The Party told you to reject all evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
- in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"  {blog 2/2017}

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