[Marxism] Marxism] Fwd: George Orwell was a reactionary snitch who made a blacklist of leftists for the British government ?
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Thu Dec 22 09:37:20 MST 2016
Worth noting is the serious debate this created, not the insult about Orwell being a grass. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell's_list
Orwell's list - Wikipedia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell's_list>
In 1949, shortly before he died, the English author George Orwell prepared a list of notable writers and other persons he considered to be unsuitable as possible ...
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