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Question Du Jour: Orwell on Fascism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In 1946, Orwell wrote: The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable’. In the ensuing seventy years, do you think the meaning of “fascism” has become clearer or muddier?

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Quote Du Jour: Orwell on “Fascism”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Shouting Thomas is having bear troubles. Have you noticed how many scientific and/or academic studies are done on toys? In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that some college is offering a degree in Barbie Studies. … Continue reading

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