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An Obituary for the Word ‘Terrorist’

June 19, 2011

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Writing about the popular perception of fascism in 1944, George Orwell said the following: “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, […]