To Orwell Today,
Dear Jackie Jura,
I like your website Orwell Today and would like to ask some questions.
Is it true that Orwell was a socialist who despised communism?
What is the definition of an "Orwellian nightmare?"
My best regards,
Yes, it's true that Orwell was a socialist who despised communism. Read, for starters, THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER and ANIMAL FARM and WHY ORWELL WROTE 1984 and ORWELL'S DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM and ORWELL & THE NEW STATESMAN
The definition of "an Orwellian nightmare" is "the book NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell" because it describes a nightmare world (based, in large part, on what life was like in Russia after the communists seized power in 1917).
All the best,
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