For two years, between 1941 and 1943, George Orwell - real name Eric Blair - was BBC staff member 9889, hired as a Talks Producer for the Eastern Service to write what was essentially propaganda for broadcast to India.

From recruitment to resignation, this collection of documents reveals the high regard in which Orwell was held by his colleagues and superiors and his own uncompromising integrity and honesty. Internal memos explore working relationships with literary contributors, while letters written from the Hebridean island of Jura colour the background to the creation of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/orwell/

#bbc #orwell #archive

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We use a sort of tag word #neoliberalism to refer to a kind of hyper capitalism that emphasises privatization, deregulation, short term profits at all cost, sort of an entia tax, entia regulation, sort of a diminishment of public goods provision, social safety net idea. So what we critisizing here is that rather than allowing to market to function on top of negotiated values toward ends that have identified by our society, what we see now with this emphasis on neoliberal policies is that the market principles have become #values and the ends, and so they are used to determine all our social policies.

#quote from the #thinkingallowed #bbc #podcast

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the #American and #English #Enlightenment resulted in a massive #destruction of other groups and #cultures, destruction of #African, #Australian, #Asian societies, cultures by the English. Not forgetting the #murder and #colonization of #Irish #people, and #industrial #enslavement of the British working classes.

#quote from the #thinkingallowed #bbc #podcast

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#quote from the #thinkingallowed #bbc #podcast: the #American and #English #Enlightenment resulted in a massive #destruction of other groups and #cultures, destruction of #African, #Australian, #Asian societies, cultures by the English. Not forgetting the #murder and #colonization of #Irish #people, and #industrial #enslavement of the British working classes

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