Which got me thinking. I wonder what George would think of being described as a “reformed leftist and author“?
On anarchism in the Spanish civil war:
Spanish Anarchists shooting at Jesus
Black Flag’s review of the AK Press title.
On Iberian culture:
[...]I’m going to start a new feature called “So Typically Spanish” after what George Orwell would always remark when a Spaniard, well, did something so typically Spanish in “Homage to Catalonia.” The one example that sticks out in my mind right now (since I don’t have the book to reference, it’s on loan) is how when he got shot in the throat and ended up in the hospital, two Spanish acquaintances that he never spoke to on the front line, saw him in the hospital, talked to him briefly, then gave him a week worth of rations of tobacco.[...]
On democratic socialism in Britain:
- Don’t let this be the end of Tribune! Orwell’s old magazine in trouble.
From the Workers’ Group in the Bolshevik party: