George Orwell, “The Prevention of Literature”(1946)
by Amanda Read Sheik | Dec 7, 2021 | Academic Freedom, Politics, Wit, World Views | 0 comments
A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable. It can never permit either the truthful recording of facts or the emotional sincerity that literary creation demands.