To Orwell Today,

Can you suggest a political speech (made in 1948 or later) that is a good example of the kind of speech that Orwell criticizes in his essay "Politics and the English Language"?

Thank You!

Greetings Joe,

I don't listen to political speeches, especially the type that Orwell criticizes in "Politics and the English Language" - and where he himself gives five examples you can use as models.

When a politician comes on TV or radio I turn it off or switch the channel. And I don't read anything they say in the newspaper either.

But for contempory examples just go look up one of the millions of things Clinton said while he was president - or take a listen to presidents Bush senior and junior.

Clinton is famous for: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is" and the Bushes live up to their name, ie full of

Sorry, but you'll have to do your own research on this project. There's just so much my stomach can digest, and I don't even attempt to swallow words of politicians.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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