Remembering George Orwell
1903, June 25. - 1950, January 21.



Propaganda and Demotic Speech
Persuasion. Summer Quarter 1944. Vol.2.  No.2.
Ed. John. M. Ryan
Creative Journals Ltd. London, UK.
Fenwick C.439


George Orwell attributes much of the political apathy of the public to the bookish vocabulary and language used by Government departments, newspaper leaders and political broadcasters.






Propaganda and Demotic Speech
by George Orwell.

The bloodless jargon of Government spokesmen seems deliberately to avoid clear, popular, everyday language. This remoteness from the average man's vocabulary and understanding is equally characteristic of newspaper editorials, political broadcasts, and left-wing manifestos. Little wonder the public is unconcerned and apathetic about many of the vital political issues of the day.




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