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August 22, 2007

Web Assignment 4: George Orwell's Dilemmas

In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell argues that socialism is necessary: that the old capitalist system is too broken and too inhumane to be allowed to continue. In Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell finds out that the varieties of really existing socialism on display are also to broken and too inhumane to be tolerated. And the third option in the 1930s--fascism--is even worse.

Surf over to http://delong.typepad.com/pe101/virtual_discussions/ and then to http://delong.typepad.com/pe101/2007/08/web-assignmen-4.html. Write a comment of at least 200 words on what you think is the best way out of at least one of Orwell's various dilemmas. Contribute to the discussion that is ongoing at http://delong.typepad.com/pe101/2007/08/web-assignmen-4.html--that is, react and respond to not just Orwell but, to the extent it is appropriate, the earlier posters and commenters on the webpage.

Do this by 11 AM on September 25.


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