'The feeling that the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the
world ... this prospect frightens me much more than bombs' On the 70th
anniversary of George Orwell's death, a new collection of his brilliant
essays written during the Second World War Fascism and Democracy collects
five brilliant examples of Orwell's writing during the darkest days of
World War Two. Grappling with the principles of democracy and the potential
of reform, the meaning of literature and free speech in times of violence,
and the sustainability of objective truth, Orwell offers a compelling
portrayal of a nation where norms and ideals can no longer be taken for
granted. Like the best of Orwell's writing, these essays also serve as
timeless reminders of the fragility of freedom.

George Orwell—Fascism And Democracy

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