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The Resource The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century, Scott Lucas, (electronic resource)

The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century, Scott Lucas, (electronic resource)

Label
The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century
Title
The betrayal of dissent
Title remainder
beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century
Statement of responsibility
Scott Lucas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since his death in 1950, George Orwell has been canonised as England's foremost political writer, and the standard-bearer of honesty and decency for the honourable 'Left'. In this controversial polemic, Scott Lucas argues that the exaltation of Orwell, far from upholding dissent against the State, has sought to quash such opposition. Indeed, Orwell has become the icon of those who, in the pose of the contrarian, try to silence public opposition to US and U K foreign policy in the 'War on Terror'. Lucas's lively and readable critique of public intellectuals including Christopher Hitchens, Michael Walzer, David Aaronovitch, and Johann Hari - who have all invoked Orwellian honesty and decency to shut down dissent - will appeal to anyone disillusioned with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lucas contends that these leading journalists and commentators have used Orwell to justify their own political transition from radicals to upholders of the establishment. All of them play influential roles in supporting the UK and US governments' charge that opponents of war -- and those who question the motives behind American foreign policy and its implementation -- should be condemned as 'appeasers of mass murder'. This controversial book shows how Orwell has been used since 9/11 to justify, in the guise of independent thought, the suppression of dissent. We must rescue ourselves from Orwell and from those who take on his guise so, as Lucas puts it, our 'silencing is... vital to a "manufacture of consent" for the wars which are supposedly being fought in our name and for our good'
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucas, Scott
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • Dissenters
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Social control
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century, Scott Lucas, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-316) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn244546543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 324 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849644761
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244546543
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century, Scott Lucas, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-316) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn244546543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 324 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849644761
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244546543
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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