Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Guest Post: George Orwell Again


The two papers normally read here are the Casablanca dailies, Le Petit Marocain, obtainable about midday, and La Vigie Marocaine, not obtainable till evening. Both are patriotic, more or less anti-Fascist, but neutral as to Spanish Civil War and anti-Communist. The local paper. L’Atlas, weekly, seems utterly insignificant. Yesterday (15th) in spite of sensational news of Chamberlain flying to Berlin, with which the papers made great play, there was utter lack of interest here and evidently no belief in war being imminent. Nevertheless there have been large transfers of troops to Morocco. Two of the French liners which run Marseilles-Tangiers-Casablanca were more or less completely filled with troops. There has been a large increase recently in the local Air Force and 125 new officers are said to have arrived.

From here.

Which got me thinking. I wonder what George would think of being described as a "reformed leftist and author"?


Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of "reformed" and "sinister" are:)

Always remember, pace Ms May, that Eric Blair did shoot an elephant.

I think, had it come to that, he would have been quite content to shoot a Talib or two.


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