In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism., question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.

from a long but fascinating (or do I mean “not what one might venture to call short, but yet, after deliberation, might still be, if one indulge in such considerations, not necessarily uninteresting”) piece by George Orwell.

Link taken from here.

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