Orwell's America

The terminology of George Orwell's 1984 is often misused as a stand-in for describing totalitarianism

(Note: since this was sent out to subscribers, Slate got in touch and offered to reprint it. It’s now online there, titled “Orwell Would Be Horrified by the Right Wing’s Use of Orwellian”. It’s been edited and expanded a bit.)

On Friday, Twitter did something that it should have done years ago: it permanently banned President Donald Trump from the platfo…

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