Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama and Orwell

It's the day after Inauguration Day, and besides Aretha's amazing hat, there was a lot to talk about. But, since we're a literary journal, we thought we'd admire a kind of writing that's often ignored and unrecognized--like letter-writing--speech writing:
This is literature.

In other news, George Orwell died on this day 59 years ago. Check out his essay, "Politics and the English Language," and see how Obama (or Obama's speech writer) measures up.

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