From 1944 to Nineteen Eighty-Four

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December 19, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Sheldon Richman  
Posted in Commentary

"I’m inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently. Orwell, a man of the 'left,' could not remain silent in the face of the horrors of Stalinism. Twice -- during the Spanish Civil War and again at the dawn of the Cold War -- he refused to permit his comrades to blind themselves to where their collectivism had led and could lead again." (12/16/11)  

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