George Orwell

Was there an appetite at the time for monumental buildings, equivalent to those in Moscow?

Taylor’s impressive second biography of Orwell is more than justified

Britain is now a country where you can be arrested for what’s in your head

George Orwell’s gardening prowess comes as a surprise

Rules mean nothing without the means to enforce them

How we can — and must — win the war on language

Slavery should be reinstated so that it can be abolished by a queer woman of colour

The bourgeoisification of Labour isn’t new. It was catalogued in Orwell’s scabrously entertaining dissection of socialism

While sales of “1984” went through the roof this past year, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian vision is much more likely to come true than George Orwell’s