George Orwell’s 6 Rules for Good Writing are 6 Rules for a Good Life

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.”

Steven Gambardella
Oct 12, 2019 · 8 min read
George Orwell (Eric Blair) in 1940 (Public domain souce: Wikipedia)

“Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way.” So began one of George Orwell’s most celebrated essays, ‘Politics and the English Language’. He was writing in 1946, Europe was broken by the Second World War…