Writing and Whistle-Blowing
That’s why one of his best political essays is a story about shooting an elephant in Burma ... The humility in George Orwell’s writing comes from his realization that telling the truth does not necessarily lead to results. Showing the ugliness in ...
The house had a permanent staff of nine, so there was nothing to do. My parents had stories about everywhere ... anti-colonialist essays, George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant,” an account of his experience in the British Imperial Police.
Behind the masks
George W Bush ... of the weapon by someone who does not wish to use it, and has lost all control of what can be done with it, or even of what it is for, but must go through with his part anyway. In "Shooting an Elephant", Orwell doesn't exactly come ...
Shooting the Syrian Elephant
The majority of Americans do not want to invade or bomb ... will of the East.Long before Animal Farm of 1984, George Orwell wrote a short essay about his time in the east. It’s titled “Shooting the Elephant.” Orwell’s narrator is told of an ...
The European Union and the Balkans: enlargement or empire?
You do not need a colonial project to become a colonial power. George Orwell’s 1936 essay Shooting an Elephant, recalling his experience ... What political commentators are inclined to represent as a clash between “yes” and “no” camps is more ...