If liberty means anything at all…

Today is the anniversary of the birth, on 25 June 1903, of Eric Blair.  Or George Orwell, as he is better known.

It’s not a remarkable anniversary, like a centenary.  But we wanted to mark it – because Orwell inspires the spirit of the National Conversation.

Nobody ‘owns’ Orwell: both the left and the right scrap over his legacy.  But everyone of good will is united in respect for Orwell’s fearlessness, honesty and essential decency.

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