Orwell is an ambiguous author within an ambiguous movement which most of the people here (as Emma and I have certainly noticed - it was you, Emma, right?) consider the epitome of authoritarianism. My point, I think remains; Orwell was a state-socialist author, but also very much a dissident state-socialist author with an anarchist bent. Art and the state do not go together...
<br>"[color=red]If, for the better development of the forces of material production, the revolution must build a </font color=red>socialist[color=red] regime with centralized control, to develop intellectual creation an </font color=red>anarchist[color=red] regime of individual liberty should from the first be established. No authority, no dictation, not the least trace of orders from above!</font color=red>"
<br>- Lev Trotsky, Andre Breton & Diego Rivera, Towards a Free Revolutionary Art (emphasis in original)
Lisan sik jah suns,