node created 2012/06/25
 4 y ago

What "Orwellian" really means

by Noah Tavlin
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 6 y ago

The Prevention of Literature

by George Orwell
About a year ago I attended a meeting of the P.E.N. Club, the occasion being the tercentenary of Milton's Aeropagitica — a pamphlet, it may be remembered, in defense of freedom of the press. Milton's famous phrase about the sin of ‘killing’ a book was printed on the leaflets advertising the meeting which had been circulated beforehand.