The Betrayal of Dissent: Beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the New American Century

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Since his death in 1950, George Orwell has been canonised as England's foremost political writer, and the standard-bearer of honesty and decency for the honourable 'Left'. In this controversial polemic, Scott Lucas argues that the exaltation of Orwell, far from upholding dissent against the State, has sought to quash such opposition. Indeed, Orwell has become the icon of those who, in the pose of the contrarian, try to silence public opposition to US and U K foreign policy in the 'War on Terror'.Lucas's lively and readable ...

The Betrayal of Dissent: Beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the New American Century 2004, Pluto Press (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780745321974

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The Betrayal of Dissent: Beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the New American Century 2004, Pluto Press (UK), London, England

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