Christopher Hitchens on "Why Orwell Matters"

November 13, 2011

Who’s the best model of the politically engaged writer? The late journalist Christopher Hitchens nominates George Orwell, author of “Animal Farm” and “1984.”    In his book "Why Orwell Matters." Hitchens says that Orwell got it right about imperialism, fascism and communism.  Hitchens tells Steve Paulson that Orwell opposed all of them at a time when most intellectuals ignored the contradictions of the Left.