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George Orwell
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The Complete Works of George Orwell: Facing unpleasant facts, 1937-1939, edited by Peter Hobley Davison, p. 75
George Orwell
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Attributed. Earliest attribution found: Science Dimension, Volumes 14-18, National Research Council Canada, 1982, p. 473
George Orwell
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Original preface to Animal Farm; as published in George Orwell : Some Materials for a Bibliography (1953) by Ian R. Willison


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Born: June 25, 1903

Died: January 21, 1950 (aged 46)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Author, novelist

Bio: Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

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Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.

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