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,
Brad Hennenfent

Greetings Brad,

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,
Jackie Jura

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