“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
– George Orwell
In Churchill And Orwell, Thomas E. Ricks does an apt job of juxtaposing two of history’s pillars of freedom – Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair.
The author follows the lives of these men through the 30s and 40s with lucidity, while comparing and contrasting key elements of these stalwarts of critical thought and independence.
Though both men were incisive writers that did not overlook the power of the written word, each man went through his own trials and tribulations that helped mold who they became. Those life lessons they learned helped each become staunch supporters of freedom and…
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