Bad writing

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Sun Dec 5 14:21:25 MST 1999

Paul Flewers <paul.flewers at> said:

> Actually, Orwell is not the best example for clear writing. To be
> he had a very good writing style, but when one considers that his last
> two novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, were and continue to
> be used as Cold War propaganda, something went severely wrong. He
> complained about their misuse, but if to have one novel misinterpreted
> looks like misfortune, to have two misinterpreted in exactly the same
> way looks like carelessness.

I have to echo these sentiments here, and also echo someone that bears
repeating. Michael Parenti, even if one has a partcular "polemic" with
this or that that he said, is tremendously layman accessible. Anytime I
begin to talk socialism with a newcomer, I immediately refer them. Very
seldom does it not get the reader a clearer understanding, often MP
becomes a new favorite of said individual.

Macdonald Stainsby

check the "ten point platform" of Tao at:

"To give food aid to a country just because they are starving is a
pretty weak reason."
   Henry Kissinger, 1974
(former American Secretary of State)

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