Saturday, 17 August 2013

Government Pressure on the 'Democratic League

Government Pressure on the 'Democratic League

My Interview

 (Photo; Russian Army Get Out , From Georgia! K. S)

‘Any writer or journalist who wants to retain his integrity finds himself thwarted by the general drift of society rather than by active persecution. The sort of things that are working against him are the concentration of the press in the hands of a few rich men, the grip of monopoly on radio and the films, the unwillingness to spend money on books, making it necessary for nearly every writer to earn part of his living by hack work, the encroachment of official bodies like the MOI and the British Council, which help the writer to keep alive but also waste his time and dictate his opinions, and the continuous war atmosphere of the past ten years, whose distorting effects no one has been able to escape…’ 

  George Orwell on a London PEN conference, 1946


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