Cold Warrior: The Anti-Communism of George Orwell

We must be dialectical about Orwell and appreciate how radicals change over time. Yes, he was a Trotskyist who fought in the Spanish Revolution. But he could just as easily have written 1984 in relationship to German fascist totalitarianism. Why didn’t he? At the end of his life he became very conservative and his work was used as part of the Cold War against Russia.

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