Politics and the English Language Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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How are politicians using the tactics that Orwell outlines in his essay to manipulate voters? What are the problems with using language this way?

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Orwell points out that most political language is employed to defend things for which there is no real defense.  Some of the tactics that were employed in Orwell's time and still employed today include using pretentious diction , circular arguments,...

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