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George Orwell

George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, English novelist and journalist. He is best know for his works Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Homage to Catalonia.

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Some Thoughts about Writing Essays

by George H. Smith on Aug 4, 2017

With his 250th essay, Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to offer some reflections on writing essays.

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The Politics of Modernism

by David S. D’Amato on Aug 13, 2015

We can best understand modern America by looking at the ways fascism and socialism are kin.

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Italian Fascism in Maturity

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 14, 2016

D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.

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Challenging Ideal Theory

by David S. D’Amato on Apr 20, 2018

“Ideal theory” political philosophy, like that of Rawls, glosses over the core problems with social democracy and other forms of statism.