Yesterday was the 110th anniversary of George Orwell's birth and History Today has published what TH considers to be rather a silly open letter to the great man by Professor Robert Colls who has written a book about him but seems to think that his own personality is far more interesting.

However TH can fully agree with one point that Professor Colls makes: George Orwell, despite his loudly proclaimed preference for socialism, was in reality a conservative. Indeed, this has been mentioned in a previous blog on Dickens and Orwell who shared certain attitudes.


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