Orwell the collected essays

A government is in a much better position to dispute the “necessity” of expenditure and the form and amount of taxation, and to see differential treatment as as the division part as the first part of divide and conquer. Individuals are all to easily divided, distracted and exhausted in dealing with the federal government. The income tax was enacted as easily born instrument of sufficient revenue. In a mere 100 years it has grown in scope and intrusiveness, magnitude and complexity. Despite raising enormous moneys, it can’t seem to ever sate the ambitions of the spendthifts that seek office.

In his edition of the Collected Works (20 volumes), Peter Davison notes that Orwell's American publisher claimed that the title derived from reversing the date, 1948, though there's no documentary evidence for this. Davison also argues that the date 1984 is linked to the year of Richard Blair's birth, 1944, and notes that in the manuscript of the novel, the narrative occurs, successively, in 1980, 1982 and finally, 1984. There's no mystery about the decision to abandon "The Last Man in Europe". Orwell himself was always unsure of it. It was his publisher, Fred Warburg who suggested that Nineteen Eighty-Four was a more commercial title.

Orwell the collected essays

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