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George Orwell

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Words are not static. They are dynamic. Like the birth of a child, there remains always something mysterious, even miraculous, about the birth of a thought and about the words we use to bring that thought into being...
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The modern university’s idea of "diversity" excludes all dissident opinions to the one accepted definition of "diversity" which it "values"... We live in strange and ominous times in which coherence and cohesiveness have been replaced by newspeak and doublethink....
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We should see the nations of the world as distinct and beautiful flowers in the garden of culture. It is the love of this uniqueness of each nation which should inspire all lovers of national integrity to fight against the globalized monoculture that the globalist Imperium wishes...
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The Relentless Rationalist will twist humanity for a so-called greater good, even if it means forcing human faces under a boot and stamping on them forever. Totalitarianism is the only conclusion: hell for the human, paradise for the prophets-turned-gods... “If you want a picture of the...
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Nationalism has not brought and will not bring unity, if for no other reason than nationalism insists on uniformity and must always exclude those who do not conform. Yet, if there is a chance to achieve some measure of unity, patriotism might enable it...

In 1962, a little-known professor of English published an important book that demonstrated how the experience of the twentieth century gave the lie to the misplaced optimism of the nineteenth century... From Utopia to Nightmare by Chad Walsh (Harper Collins, 1962)
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There is tremendous need for conscious and vigorous action to shape and reshape our behavior in accordance with virtue, the common good, and God’s Law. What could studying grammar have to do with saving our culture..? In...
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Following the publication of George Orwell's Animal Farm, the American public suddenly discovered that the Russians had utterly divergent geopolitical interests from Americans... Animal Farm’s positive reception in Great Britain was far exceeded by its...
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Animal Farm hit a nerve at the right psychological moment in America, just when the pro-Soviet fellow-traveling movement was beginning to unravel... What havoc “a little squib” can cause! Seven decades ago, George Orwell’s Animal...
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“It is hard to make government representative when it is also remote.” G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, August 17, 1918 The problem with the world in which we find ourselves is that it exists on...
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  "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” –George Orwell Books on the topic of this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore.
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"You think, I daresay, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words— scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We’re cutting the language right down...
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Unlike the first two British dystopian writers, George Orwell was a colonial, born in India in 1903. He entered the world as Eric Arthur Blair, but later adopted and wrote under the pseudonym of Orwell. Having experienced...
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We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy did not, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the...