An amazing fact that George Orwell still remained a socialist, even after writing such works as Animal Farm and 1984. The man was committed to the idea of ”democratic socialism”, just another form of statism, and for all his strengths at recognizing tyranny, he himself couldn’t see the trees for the forest. Hayek saw through it all.
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Remembering Friedrich Hayek
Weekly Standard: George Orwell, no fan of capitalism, writing in 1944, made this point in a review of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom:
“In the negative part of Professor Hayek’s thesis there is a great deal of truth. I cannot be said too often – at any rate, it is not being said nearly often enough – that collectivism is not inherently democratic, but on the contrary, gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inquisitors never dreamed of.”