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The clocks strike 13: Seventy years after his death, what would Orwell think of the world today?

It was a bright cold morning on January 21, 1950 when George Orwell died.

An artery burst in his lungs, but he had been ravaged with tuberculosis for years, and it was a very slow and very painful journey to the end for the man whose love of language and despair of (and belief in) human decency and potential translated into some of the most powerful writing of the 20th century.

  • Glynn Greensmith
  • WA Today

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