If someone is accused of being racist or transphobic they are rarely given a chance to defend themselves
George Floyd was a pretext, not a cause. The cause was destruction of our civilization
All this ‘structural’ talk isn’t just wrong; it is dishonest
D.J. Taylor tracks down the proofreaders and heartbreakers who were the toast of Blitz-era London
Priapic shower-stalking and domestic haunting were never Wells’s style – not on the page, anyway
What Orwell would have disapproved of is the Maoist climate of intolerance sweeping through our institutions
When I look at the way journalism sometimes deals with trans issues, I worry
More attention should be paid to his collected essays, letters and journalism
Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War by Duncan White reviewed
Everything we do and say can now be monitored and stored for future reference
A powerful totalitarian state is no longer needed to coerce human beings
The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four by Dorian Lynskey reviewed
Four legs good, two films bad?
We’ve grown increasingly obsessed with dystopian narratives since 2016. But why do we look to Orwell’s vision when Huxley’s rings truer?