It came the other way. Orwell’s great book, in my opinion, his greatest book, Homage to Catalonia, I think was first published in 1937, but it was suppressed – a couple hundred copies published, both in England and the United States; it was essentially suppressed.

#orwell #chomsky #book #interview

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It was a very different #culture in those days. If the American #people read today about the U.S. #bombing a country like it did #Vietnam in the #sixties, they would get very upset about it. But in those days, people didn’t bat an eyelash. You couldn’t get two people to sit in a room and talk about #Vietnam. There has been a big cultural #change since the sixties, and it’s a great improvement. #chomsky

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QUESTION: Did you vote in the ‘92 presidential elections?

#CHOMSKY : Yeah, I voted.

QUESTION: You don’t seem too enthusiastic.

CHOMSKY: I voted more against [George] #Bush than for anybody.

QUESTION: Does “anybody” mean the other mainstream candidate, Bill Clinton? CHOMSKY: I voted for #Clinton, not necessarily because I approve of his position, but because I think Bush would be worse. #elections #ընտրություններ

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