Monday, August 27, 2012

George Orwell Was Right

Nicholas Farrell on the news that "[t]he BBC has just rejected a proposal to erect a statue in honor of George Orwell outside its new London headquarters" because "to erect such a statue would be regarded as 'far too left-wing'" — Which Way, George Orwell? An excerpt:
    Orwell—too left-wing!

    Yes, George Orwell was a socialist, but above all he believed in liberty. He was well aware that the trouble with socialism is that it leads inevitably to tyranny.

    If Orwell were alive today he would despise the modern left, especially for its doctrine of political correctness, which denies freedom of speech and via the state inflicts on our lives numerous petty tyrannies.

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