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Knowing All The Way

By From the November 2013 issue

Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our WorldBy George Gilder(Regnery, 400 pages, $27.95)
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Looking Through Orwell

By From the October 2013 issue

George Orwell: A Life in Letters
Selected and Annotated by Peter Davison
(Norton, 542 pages, $35)

HOW MUCH OF the real George Orwell can be found in this new collection of letters is an open question. “Good prose,” he once wrote, “is like a window pane.” The good writer, he told us, will strive mightily to efface all artifice from any piece of writing, leaving behind only his gleaming sentences and the thoughts and images of which they are the direct and flawless expression. 

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