All propaganda is lies, 1941-1942

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Secker & Warburg, 1998 - Political Science - 544 pages
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On August 18, 1941, George Orwell joined the BBC's Overseas Service. After a crash training course, he was appointed a Talks Producer responsible for features, talks, and commentaries on the war, to be broadcast to India. He wrote at least 220 news commentaries broadcast to India, Malaya, and Indonesia, of which Orwell read 56. This volume shows that formal censorship was not as great a problem as has been supposed--although it obviously occurred, and Orwell's brushes with censors are shown in detail.

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After returning from Burma in 1927, George Orwell found that his beliefs and prejudices had been completely upturned after witnessing the evil brutality of the British imperial system. He decided he ... Read full review

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