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George Orwell

[George Orwell] never abated his anger against the established order…[But he] clung with a kind of wry, grim pride to the old ways of the last class that had ruled the old order. He must sometimes have wondered how it came about that he should be praising sportsmanship and gentlemanliness and dutifulness and physical courage. He seems to have thought, and very likely he was right, that they might come in handy as revolutionary virtues…Certainly the virtues he praised were those of survival, and they had fallen into disrepute in a disordered world.

Lionel Trilling, “George Orwell and the Politics of Truth”

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February 15, 2017 at 6:45 am

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