Orwell and the Left Book Club: Macartney's Walls Have Mouths

Orwell and the Left Book Club: Some of his selections 2 Four years after he first read Walls Have Mouths Orwell used it as part of his argument in The Lion And The Unicorn: '...everyone takes it for granted that the law, such as it is, will be respected, and feels a sense of outrage…Read more Orwell and the Left Book Club: Macartney's Walls Have Mouths

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Orwell’s battle with the intelligentsia, or what the new Left Book Club can learn from the old one

By Oscar Clarke Nearly seven decades after the last one folded, a new Left Book Club has been founded. It has just released its first title – a book about the Syriza movement – and the timing could hardly be more appropriate. For, if nothing else, Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership election is…Read more Orwell’s battle with the intelligentsia, or what the new Left Book Club can learn from the old one