Tag Archives: George Orwell

Where have you gone, George Orwell?

    re “Defending Samantha Bee isn’t principled. It’s tribalism.” Op-Ed By Megan McArdle The Washington Post June 2, 2018   https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/06/02/defending-samantha-bee-isnt-principled-its-tribalism/?utm_term=.f6297e9de421     This op-ed piece is hard to read. It’s God awful. Terribly written. And idiotic. The writer … Continue reading

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my writing; a response to my critics

    ‘my writing; a response to my critics’     In this post, I have tried to consider and respond to criticisms of my writing which have been made by readers of this blog from time to time. In … Continue reading

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Trump vis-à-vis Hitler

      “Anyone who thinks Trump is Hitler never studied European history.” comnet posted by a reader of an op ed piece, The York Times, May 9, 2017       *****************************************************     An acquaintance of mine posted … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “‘dirty’ books”

  There was a cheap mass market paperback book on the living room bookshelf in our house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1950’s – I would guess it was my mother’s because she was the parent with literary tastes: a … Continue reading

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