Description - Orwell's Politics by John Newsinger
This is a study of the development of George Orwell's political ideas and beliefs from his time as a policeman in Burma through to the publication of "Nineteen Eighty Four". It places Orwell's thinking in historical context, examining his response to mass unemployment in 1930s Britain, to revolution in Spain, to the impact of the World War II and its aftermath. Orwell remained both an anti Stalinist and a socialist up until his death.
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Author Biography - John Newsinger
JOHN NEWSINGER is Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University College. He is the author of Fenianism in Mid-Victorian Britain and Dangerous Men: The SAS and Popular Culture, and the editor of Shaking the World: John Reed's Revolutionary Journalism.