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Episode description: George Orwell was one of the great journalists and political writers of the 20th century. But are his ideas still relevant to contemporary political and cultural issues, or should we read Orwell merely out of an appreciation for language and history? Guests: David Brooks, media fellow at the Hoover Institution and senior editor of the Weekly Standard, and Christopher Hitchens, author of Why Orwell Matters and visiting professor of liberal studies at New School University. [cc]

Rating: [TV-RE] (Rating Exempt)

Series Information: Uncommon Knowledge

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First aired: Thursday, August 14, 2003 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)


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