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Far-right commentator gets ‘schooled’ by historian over George Orwell and Antifa | The Independent

It’s vital that we understand that his experiences in the Spanish Civil War informed his attitudes not only towards fascism but Marxism and Stalinism too. We see traces of Franco’s regime, as well as Stalin and Hitler’s in Orwell’s later novels. (via Far-right commentator gets ‘schooled’ by historian over George Orwell and Antifa | The […]

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Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party

George Orwell wrote, “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” Today it is the right that amuses itself with violent chat and proclaims an injured innocence when its flammable words blow up. From Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party […]

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Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party

George Orwell wrote, “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” Today it is the right that amuses itself with violent chat and proclaims an injured innocence when its flammable words blow up. From Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party […]

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Orwell and the Financial Crisis

Barry Ritholtz catches AEI purging mention of deregulation from Peter Wallison’s bio. Wallison is co-director of AEI’s financial deregulation project; but he’s also one of the Gang of Four demanding that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission not so much as mention deregulation in its report. From Orwell and the Financial Crisis – NYTimes.com We have […]

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Orwell and the Financial Crisis

Barry Ritholtz catches AEI purging mention of deregulation from Peter Wallison’s bio. Wallison is co-director of AEI’s financial deregulation project; but he’s also one of the Gang of Four demanding that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission not so much as mention deregulation in its report. From Orwell and the Financial Crisis – NYTimes.com We have […]