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Orwell’s Century
Aired 2/12/2004

The year 2003 marked the centennial of author George Orwell’s birth. Called by some the most important writer of the twentieth century, his legacy is his language: Newspeak, Thought Police, Big Brother. Even his name has become an adjective: Orwellian. Although Orwell disdained what he called "all the smelly little orthodoxies," social critics at many points on the political spectrum claim him as a prime influence. How did his writing shape the twentieth century’s war of ideas? What were Orwell’s own politics?
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  Christopher Hitchens
    Former columnist for The Nation and author of "Thomas Jefferson: Author of America".
  John Rodden
    author of "George Orwell, The Politics of Literary Reputation" and the forthcoming, "George Orwell: Scenes From an Afterlife"

Originally Aired: 4/25/2002

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