George Orwell

Bowie’s Bow: 6 Ways David Bowie Is Connected to the Spanish Civil War

Bowie, Orwell, and John Cornford

Exploring hidden connections between David Bowie and the Spanish Civil War, via George Orwell, John Cornford, Tilda Swinton, and photography.

Industrial Worker (Winter 2017)

The Winter 2017 (#1778, Vol. 114, No. 1) issue of the Industrial Worker, the newspaper of the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Retort Vol. 3, No. 4 (Spring 1947)

The Vol. 3, No. 4 (Spring 1947) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

George Orwell an Accident in Society

NICOLAS WALTER wrote an account of The 'New Wave' in Britain in ANARCHY 1, and discussed Raymond Williams' The Long Revolution in ANARCHY 3.

1984: George Orwell

Romano de George Orwell pri mondo regas unu partion. Dikaturo de la partio nepre dominas ĉia de penson kaj agon.

Charles Dickens - George Orwell

George Orwell and Charles Dickens

George Orwell's 1940 essay on Charles Dickens.

Parables of big brother - Robert Kurz

Robert Kurz discusses the “implicit” “subtexts” of the great dystopian literature of the 20th century and reveals the “internalized constraints” of “the anonymous, ‘reified’ character of [the] totalitarianism” of our time, in which “the Voice of Big Brother is the voice of the Anonymous World Market”, the “most totalitarian of all systems”, and “the subjective command centers are … the executive organs of an autonomized mechanism” ruled by “the irrational end-in-itself of the ‘interminable valorization of value’” whose “ideal is the self-surveillance and self-control of the individual entrepreneur ‘by way of his capitalist superego’”.

Rebellion and conservatism: the lessons of 1984 - Jean-Claude Michéa

A transcript of a 1995 talk in which Michéa discusses the continuing relevance of the ideas of the self-proclaimed “tory anarchist”, George Orwell, featuring: Orwell’s concepts of “generous anger” and “common decency”; the moral bankruptcy of the “totalitarian intellectuals” whose desire for power was rooted in resentment; the left’s disastrous “uncritical approval” of “the mechanization” and “unlimited modernization of the world”; and concludes the talk with a call for a “critical conservatism”, which Michéa characterizes as “one of the necessary pillars for any radical critique of supermodernity and the synthetic ways of life” it is imposing on us.