Philip Thody

Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds

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Cycnos | Volume 11 n°2

George Orwell : écrivain de droite ?

“IAt first sight, there is something paradoxical if not downright perverse in presenting Orwell as a right-wing thinker, or even a conservative one. “I belong to the left and must work with it”, he wrote to the Duchess of Atholl on November 15, 1945, supplementing his earlier refusal to join an organisation which she had just founded, the League For European Freedom, by the statement: “I cannot associate myself with an organisation which claims to defend democracy in Europe, but which has nothing to say about English imperialism”. At least in his own vision of himself, Orwell never departed from the profession of faith which he made in his essay R...”

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