Tag Archives: George Orwell

George Orwell on Socialists in 1937

The typical Socialist is not, as tremulous old ladies imagine, a ferocious-looking working man with greasy overalls and a raucous voice. He is either a youthful snob-Bolshevik who in five years’ time will quite probably have made a wealthy marriage … Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why the Labour Party is middle-class: George Orwell 1936

I am struck again by the fact that as soon as a working man gets an official post in the Trade Union or goes into Labour politics, he becomes middle-class whether he will or no…. by fighting against the bourgeoisie … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Literature, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

George Orwell and Donald Trump

Posted in Humour, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I am Big Brother

I am Big Brother and I spy on myself. Calvinists and Jesuits love my supine posture. I love self- abnegation and worship authority I love ordeals and amazing rituals I love the way that I think just the way they … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment