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Ecologizing the Political: Scapegoating, the Naturalistic Metaphor, and Propaganda
10 May 2015 // 10:05 PM
Metaphors reliant on "phobias" and "plagues" pass the buck to future generations, as if we have no control over our situations, when we in fact do.
Bumming Smokes in Paris and London: George Orwell’s Obsession with Tobacco
18 Jun 2009 // 5:00 PM
Cigarette smoke so permeates George Orwell’s stories it almost leaves stains on one’s fingers when reading his books.
Me, Myself & BBCi: Who's Watching Whom
18 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
The extensive use of mirrors in the Big Brother house behind which many of the cameras are hidden means that when the contestants hear the voice of authority, it is their own reflexion that they see back.
George Orwell was as important to language as he was to ideas
11 Feb 2010 // 3:00 AM
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the death of perhaps the most influential English writer of the 20th century, Eric Arthur Blair, better known