And shortly after I recognized that Orwell had committed some infractions of his own, he mentions the same--which made me laugh (sympathetically).
In our time it is broadly true that political writing is bad writing. Where it is not true, it will generally be found that the writer is some kind of rebel...
Our everyday English has been so hollowed out by political abuse that even simple and seemingly straightforward words can no longer be trusted. Words like liberty, freedom, and faith have lost their meaning and are merely vessels for carrying code.
The culprits are many - the approval of phonetic spellings at early ages, the praising of creativity rather than clarity in the writing of adolescents, the social promotion of kids who can't read or write - all common practice in our public schools.