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“One symptom of this article’s propaganda function is how it describes Orwell’s having been shot in the neck while fighting for the Spanish Republicans, followed immediately by an unexplained reference to Communist firing squads — thus associating his bullet wound with a Communist rifle.”p>Let me explain the reference: Orwell, a socialist, joined a Marxist organization, POUM. In combat, Orwell, on being shot in the neck on the front lines by a Fascist, spent his recuperation in Barcelona dodging Communists, bent on purging POUM, socialists, and Anarchists from the Spanish Republican forces. He and his wife finally had to flee Spain to escape the Communist firing squads of his allies. Mr. Heroux should read Orwell, not read into Orwell. Cf. Homage to Catalonia . br> — Hugh Dempsey /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?