English lecture on politics and the english language by george orwell. George orwell was a pseudonym (eric blair was his real name) Abuse of power and manipulation of language. Language has become so corrupted that it needs some kind of cure. We have the capacity to know that it"s a lie (political speeches) but accept it anyways. Things like communism and nazis and wwii have affected the language in germany. For example a concentration camp could be named after a kind of german tree, so now whenever someone says the name of that tree you are reminded of the concentration camp. These languages have become a constant memory to the people of what happened. This essay was a public document aiming to sway people and move them to take some kind of action to remedy this issue with language and politics. Orwell combines magisterial (teaching) writing style with colloquial (chatty) style. Uses technique of numbered lists and footnotes and subheadings.