Smorgasbord Reblog - Companion Post to October 17th - Nineteen Eighty-Four by Paul Andruss

Recently Paul Andruss posted two fascinating articles on the background to the Russian Revolution. In this companion piece Paul shares the background of George Orwell… 1,052 more words

Book Promotion

WPC: Transformation

“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. 31 more words


Word of the day: Democide.

Proving even presidents aren’t immune, since November 22, 1963.



The ordinary human being would sooner starve than live on brown bread and raw carrots – George Orwell

The stereotypical view of vegetarians as ‘cranks’ enunciated eighty years ago by George Orwell in… 895 more words


Coup D'etat of the English Language

English is a demanding language to master. Our sloth-like mannerisms can make the poetic appear as a jumbled mass of words. Long involved sentences with no sense of direction except to fill the void on a blank sheet of paper rule the writing community. 869 more words

Random Musings

Looking at a Foxconn factory

George Orwell was one of my first literary heroes. I got hooked by Nineteen Eighty-four, and went on to read everything he wrote. I don’t recommend this. 383 more words

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