Students of ancient history ...

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  1. B_big dirigible

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    ... might be interested in this little 1941 essay by George Orwell which I just happened to blunder into. It is a critique of HG Wells as a commentator on contemporary times.

    Those who have read a bit of Wells and a bit of Orwell, maybe even a bit of Churchill and Kipling, might find the observations on the unexpected blind spots of visionaries both interesting and topical.

    Collected Essays, by George Orwell (part15)






    Well, I thought it was interesting.
     
  2. Ethyl

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    What i've read so far is interesting. I'm going to bookmark this and read it all the way through tomorrow when i'm not about fall asleep. Thanks for posting it. :smile:
     
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    Not sure how ancient that history is but some interesting observations to be sure.

    I've bookmarked it as well. I look forward to reading the other passages.
     
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    Having initially entered college as a history major, and then switching briefly to literature, I have to tell you I find this subject matter to very interesting.
     
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