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The claim that Orwell’s classic lampooned not the USSR but its free foes comes as Putin’s regime cracks down on speech and expression and cranks up propaganda relating to its invasion of Ukraine.
George Orwell in 1940. Via Wikimedia Commons
Mr. Hoffman is a reporter and assistant editor of the Sun, where he covers politics and culture. He holds a PhD from Harvard and a law degree from Stanford, and is a 2021-2022 Journalism Fellow at the Hartman Institute. He is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University's School of Liberal Studies.
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