(Part 1 of 3) Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg Orwell’s Century. The year 2003 marks the centennial of author George Orwell’s birth. Although Orwell himself disdained what he called “all the smelly little … all » orthodoxies,” both liberal and conservative social critics claim him as a prime influence. Think Tank explores how Orwell’s writing shaped the twentieth century’s war of ideas. Guests: John Rodden, author of George Orwell, The Politics of Literary Reputation and the forthcoming, George Orwell: Scenes From and Afterlife; and Christopher Hitchens, columnist for The Nation, and author of the forthcoming book, Orwell’s Victory.
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4WGf-f9eJM
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1gRFmxskbI
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