Orwell's view on antisemitism was not Orwellian


August 18, 2023

George Orwell in 1940

(JNS) - It's popular to refer to contemporary issues as Orwellian, and one must wonder whether George Orwell would see echoes of his dystopian vision of 1984 in 2023. I'm not sure how many people are aware that Orwell also wrote about antisemitism in Britain, and that his observations on the subject also resonate today.

Writing in 1945, Orwell said he was speaking based on his own experience. He reported that antisemitism was increasing and had been "greatly exacerbated" by the war. He did not see visible persecution in Britain, but he believed people exhibited their prejudice by being "ca...

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