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George Orwell


Born
in Motihari, Bihar, India
June 25, 1903

Died
January 21, 1950

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Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.

In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922-1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1937. Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat. Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause, The Workers Party of Marxist Unification (POUM), was painted by the pro-Soviet Communists as a Trotsky
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“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell, 1984

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
George Orwell, 1984

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
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