George Orwell

Manic Tories Trump Monty Python

"There can be little doubt that the British, in general, have a sense of humor. And that’s perhaps the lens through which we should view the country these days..."

Paul Craig Roberts To The American Left: R.I.P.

"The American leftwing has been transmogrified. The left, which formerly stood for 'peace and bread', today stands for Identity Politics and war. The working class has been redefined as 'the Trump deplorables' and splintered into separate 'victim groups' - women, racial minorities, homosexuals, transgendered. .."

McCain As Metaphor

"McCain hails the crusade to 'help make another, better world' – yet the American people don’t want another world, they want to live in this world in peace and security, rather than sacrificing themselves to some imaginary 'duty' to uplift the world on Uncle Sam’s shoulders. That’s one reason why Trump is in the White House and McCain is on the outside looking in."

Two New Totalitarian Movements: Radical Islam And Political Correctness

"The attempt in the West to impose a strict set of rules about what one is allowed to think and express in academia and in the media - to the point that anyone who disobeys is discredited, demonized, intimidated and in danger of losing his or her livelihood - is just as toxic and just as reminiscent of Orwell's diseased society."

How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

Orwell Or Kafka - Ken Rogoff's Crusade Against Cash Continues

"Harvard professor and chess grandmaster Kenneth Rogoff has said some pretty out there stuff before, in his role as self-appointed crusader against cash, but apparently he’s not done yet. In fact, he might just be getting started..."