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Orwell was a socialist

Stop using his books to attack socialist policies

Danny D. Leybzon
Apr 15 · 5 min read

“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it.”

— George Orwell

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The flag of Animalism in “Animal Farm”. The horn and hoof are a direct parallel to the Soviet Union’s Hammer and Sickle flag

[Orwell] strongly believed that it was possible to both have strongly leftist views and be critical of [a]… regime that claimed to espouse the same views.

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The symbol of Big Brother has entered common usage to the point that people who haven’t read “1984” use it, indicating Orwell’s impact on discourse around authoritarianism

…fear of a corrupted revolution did not prevent Orwell from supporting the ideal of socialism tempered by… love for freedom.


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