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Trump Isn't Orwell's Nightmare. He's the Kind of Politician Orwell Thought Would Save Us

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Since Donald Trump's rise in 2015, calling his presidency Orwellian has been a kind of shibboleth among critics. After Trump's first week in January 2017, Adam Gopnik wrote in the New Yorker, “re-reading Orwell, one is reminded of what Orwell got right about this kind of brute authoritarianism.” That same month, when Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway defended the administration's “alternative facts,” Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote that “we've gone full Orwell.” Shortly afterward, sales of 1984 surged. But in one important respect, these commentators are missing...
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