Tag Archives: George Orwell

The New York Times and the English Language

George Orwell, in “Politics and the English Language,”  denounced lazy, sloppy and pretentious writing and speaking as a sign of unclear thinking (photo source). I so much believe that thought, that I extend it into grammar. On the fridge I … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Lord of the Flies and US political life

William Golding’s 1954 novel The Lord of the Flies–which I just reread–depicts boys stranded without adults on a tropical island. The boys prove far less marked by civilization than the prototypical fictional strandee Robinson Crusoe, and far less skilled at … Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Politics | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments