Our Orwellian government

Victor Davis Hanson writes about the “Orwellian” language and attempts to rewrite the past that characterize the current administration.

From Victor Davis Hanson, Obama’s Newspeak | National Review Online.

The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself.

America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian.

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This is a good reminder to read or re-read that essential essay, George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.


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