Introduction: Orwell: Good or Ungood?

  • Ian Williams
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)


The introduction explains the author’s background and how it could bridge the gap between US and British perceptions of Orwell, both socially, from a working class background, geographically as a British writer now based in New York, and politically, as someone steeped in the specifically British socialist tradition that Orwell represented. It references the various writers to be examined later in the book and explains how their backgrounds help explain their reactions.


Trump Alternative facts Working class Orwell Orwellian Animal farm Nineteen Eighteen-four 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bard Center for Globalization and International AffairsManhattanUSA

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