Truth in Journalism

Chapter
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

Abstract

The New Statesman reminisced about its former editor Kingsley Martin’s feud with Orwell about the latter’s attempt to tell the whole truth about the Spanish War. Martin preferred the commodity doled out sparingly, for which Orwell never forgave him. Like many people who would otherwise swear by the truth as an abstract principle, Martin made it a partisan issue for the “cause.” Orwell, of course, often defied such criticism: that to tell the truth would harm the war effort, or would harm unity with the part of the so-called left that had tried to kill him in Spain and was busily executing Socialists across Eastern Europe.

Keywords

Journalism Bradley Manning Edward Snowden George Orwell Kingsley Martin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bard Center for Globalization and International AffairsManhattanUSA

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