Derbyshire: “One Cheer For Meritocracy”

Derbyshire: “One Cheer For Meritocracy”

John Derbyshire at Taki’s Magazine has interesting insights into the work of George Orwell.  He shares his thoughts in a book review of  David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War.

What they mainly saw was meritocracy: the rise of an exam-passing elite. Readers of Nineteen Eighty-Four often miss this aspect of Orwell’s imagined society, with all its cruelty and oppression.

Read more at:  http://takimag.com/article/one_cheer_for_meritocracy_john_derbyshire/print#ixzz3C46tMp5I