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The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century

Author: Scott Lucas
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto, 2004.
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Since his death in 1950, George Orwell has been canonised as England's foremost political writer, and the standard-bearer of honesty and decency for the honourable 'Left'. In this controversial polemic, Scott Lucas argues that the exaltation of Orwell, far from upholding dissent against the State, has sought to quash such opposition. Indeed, Orwell has become the icon of those who, in the pose of the contrarian, try  Read more...
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Lucas, Scott.
Betrayal of dissent.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto, 2004
(DLC) 2004300696
(OCoLC)52947049
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; Christopher Hitchens; George Orwell; George Orwell; Christopher Hitchens; George Orwell; Christopher Hitchens; George Orwell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Lucas
ISBN: 9781435662025 1435662024 1281750328 9781281750327
OCLC Number: 244546543
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 324 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: INTRODUCTION 1 Orwell, Policeman of the 'Left' 2 The Canonisation of St. George 3 Christopher Hitchens: Becoming George 4 9-11 5 Beyond the Spirit of '68 6 Our Friends in America 7 How We Dissent: On Bushmen and the 'Preponderance of Power' 8 On the Eve of War: March 2003 9 Dissent and 'Liberation' EPILOGUE Beyond Orwell in Our New American Century
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Scathing attack on Hitchens and others who have used Orwell to justify reactionary responses to the 'war on terror'.  Read more...

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