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A Collection of Essays by George Orwell
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Peter Keller, president of polling company YouGov has chosen to discuss The Penguin Essays of George Orwell , on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - British Democracy, saying that:

"In these essays, Orwell’s essential message is that clear writing is a product of clear thinking, and, conversely, often muddled writing is a consequence of muddled thinking, so it’s a great plea for clarity of thought allied to clarity of expression. My favourite is ‘Politics and the English Language’, quite a short four- or five-thousand-word essay he wrote in the mid-1940s, in which he deplores the slovenliness of quite a lot of political writing and journalism…”

The full interview is available here: http://five-books.com/interviews/Peter-Kellner
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