Category Archive: George Orwell

We Can Have (and Believe in) Both!

In the Preface to Androcles and the Lion, George Bernard Shaw notes the ability of people to hold contradictory ideas as true at once: As the gospels stand, St. Matthew and St. Luke… Continue reading

"A Star Is Born"?

One small pleasure of mine is careless language. “A canary in a minefield,” “a hard road to hoe,” and “to all intensive purposes” can always make me chuckle, no matter how often I… Continue reading

David Horowitz Melts Down

On his FrontPage Magazine today, David Horowitz begins an article entitled “Intellectual Muggings” with this: George Orwell began one of the most famous essays in the English language with this observation: “In Moulmein,… Continue reading