[Marxism] Fwd: George Orwell was a reactionary snitch who made a blacklist of leftists for the British government

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 10:04:25 MST 2016


Great stuff, Paul! Provides essential context and a principled approach.
See also Cannon's essay which starts from the same perspective, i.e. that
anti-Stalinism is insufficient on its own, that we are anti-Stalinist
because we are anti-capitalist.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/cannon/works/1947/amstalandantistal.htm
re: your point about the unintended positive impact of right-wingers
mistaking Orwell for one of their own: I remember the first time I  read
"1984" and saw the inside bio of him, which said he was a socialist. I said
to myself  "huh?" and it set me off on a search for more...
p.s. A couple comrades and I were discussing Norton's filth while at an
Aleppo demo, and I recommended to them - and to all here - Paul's book on
fellow-travelers, "The New Civilization?"



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