On very few specific issues do I find myself agreeing with Orwell. On virtually every topic, I find myself on the opposite side. But on the big issues of human life, Orwell is usually spot-on: the centrality of the human person, the inherently corrupt nature of totalitarianism, the need for freedom of thought, the centrality of the quest for truth. Orwell's brilliance -- and his power -- is in seeing that some things are more important than politics. And that politics must be in the service of human values.
So writes Mark in Spokane
, commenting on a quote from "Christopher Hitchens' younger and wiser brother" — Peter Hitchens on George Orwell
Labels: Albion, Freedom, The Written Word