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George Orwell, Call Your Office!

The military sometimes has a way with words that brings a smile to even the most skeptical taxpayer.Check out this language from a Wednesday contract...

Confessions of (Another) Book Reviewer

(Lev Grossman writes about books here on Wednesdays. Subscribe to his RSS feed.) My career as a book reviewer started with a cold call. The year before, I had...

China's Orwell

In 2005, Penguin paid $100,000 for the English-language rights to Jiang Rong's Wolf Totem, a coming-of-age tale set in Inner Mongolia. It was a record sum for...

Should George Orwell Blog?

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle," noted George Orwell in a weekly newspaper column in 1946. To help him keep focused, the author...

Orwell Up Close

Is there a college student alive who hasn't heard of George Orwell? Or his prescient novels Animal Farm and 1984 — at least in their Hollywood versions? Or any...

Firm Warfare

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Eric Blair, known to posterity as George Orwell, it seems appropriate to ask whether he got it wrong. In 1984 Orwell was...

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