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dc.contributor.authorHall, Ianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:08:14Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:08:14Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-10T05:58:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0305-8298en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/03058298080360020101en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26563
dc.description.abstractGeorge Orwell's concern for political language and political morality has long been recognised, but his thought on 'political realism' has not received the attention that it deserves, especially from scholars of International Relations. This article examines his treatment of realism in his journalism of the 1940s and in his last novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. It argues that although Orwell's account, assembled from his study of the political discourse of his day and the work of contemporary intellectuals, was deeply flawed, it asked important questions about the account of political motivation underpinning realism. It suggests that Orwell intended Nineteen Eighty-Four to satirise or parody the idea of 'power-hunger' he thought realists depended upon and to demonstrate how realism might generate its own form of totalitarianism.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://mil.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom191en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto215en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMillennium: Journal of International Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleA 'Shallow Piece of Naughtiness': George Orwell on Political Realismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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