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September 26, 2011

"Political language"

"-- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." --George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946

Posted by Vanderleun at September 26, 2011 11:26 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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My daughter, Emily gave me Orwell's "Why I Write" this evening as a gift. She read that passage to me, and I thought, "Wait a minute, I read that just an hour ago!"

Posted by: Mother Effingby at September 26, 2011 11:00 PM

The prime difference between a Communist and an Anarchist is whether or not the thugs that arrive at your door to take your stuff are there because it is their job or because it is their hobby.

Posted by: Scott M at September 27, 2011 1:50 PM

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