Sunday, July 15, 2012

Popcorn: The Real George Orwell & 1984

Two of six parts: Biographer DJ Taylor profiles Eric Blair for The South Bank Show in 2003.

Full 1984 John Hurt/Richard Burton movie below.

Tribune Columns of George Orwell - 1943 to 1947

First of all, a message to English left-wing journalists and intellectuals generally: ‘Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for. Don’t imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet régime, or any other régime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.’ 1 September 1944


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"Finally, a word to the people who will write me letters about this. May I once again draw attention to the title of this column and remind everyone that the Editors of Tribune are not necessarily in agreement with all that l say, but are putting into practice their belief in freedom of speech?"

1 September 1944

George Orwell

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