Archive for July 2020

On George Orwell and J.K. Rowling

My latest contribution to The New Criterion is about what we can (and should) learn from George Orwell’s 1945 essay “Politics and the English Language.” Ed Ruscha, Words…, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 64 inches. © Edward J. Ruscha IV “The present degradation of political discourse is buttressed by the decline of language. This decline […]