George Orwell

“The thing that strikes me more and more, is the extraordinary viciousness and dishonesty of political controversy in our time. I don’t mean merely that controversies are acrimonious. They ought to be that when they are on serious subjects. I mean that almost nobody seems to feel that an opponent deserves a fair hearing or that the objective truth matters as long as you can score a neat debating point.”

George Orwell, As I Please: 1943-1945
tags: debate, politics
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As I Please: 1943-1945 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 3) As I Please: 1943-1945 by George Orwell
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