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The ‘scourge’ of chemical weapons: Newspeak in the modern era

In a sense, modern usage of the word “Orwellian” is itself Orwellian, as it now refers to something Orwell himself consistently and eloquently opposed: the twisting of language to misinform, to distort the truth, even tell outright lies. In the modern sense, “Orwellian” actually refers to a particular aspect of Newspeak, the fictional language used […]