‘In Front of Your Nose’—A Sequel to Orwell in the Trump Era | Portside

In 1946, George Orwell wrote a piece about the unfortunate human habit of failing or refusing to see what plainly lay before one’s face. Whether through conscious mendacity, or intellectual laziness, or the universal tendency to euphemism, or because facing the truth would be too personally unsettling, people espouse beliefs blatantly at odds with the evidence. Orwell titled his essay “In Front of Your Nose.”

Source: ‘In Front of Your Nose’—A Sequel to Orwell in the Trump Era | Portside

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