Politics and language

“If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy (…) and when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself. Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell. Politics and the English language (1946). Via Carlos Bravo.