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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Unfortunately, this is precisely an area where almost no one with power wants to learn anything.

Leaders like Obama, Cameron, Hollande, and Netanyahu only repeat daily exactly the kinds of expressions, lies, and euphemisms that Orwell wrote so forcefully against, and they do so with increased influence owing to computer technology.

I love the words Orwell wrote about language, war, and power, but I know none of the major figures whose names are in our news cares a fig for them.

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