Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Reading Oldspeak

Political language - - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"

With all that is written in the world, I rarely read something again. But memory fades, some words bear repeating, and others assume fresh meaning with time.

This essay may send me back to reread all four volumes of Orwell's journalism. Find it here.


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