Defensive Propaganda: How George Orwell Deconstructs Word Choice in Homage to Catalonia

Like much of Orwell's writing, Homage to Catalonia demonstrates timeless and transferable lessons; it’s not just a book about the Spanish Civil War. Homage shows us, in any era, how real-world propaganda can have serious political consequences. In particular, how subtle word choices often power propaganda. By studying Homage we can observe how Orwell spots … Continue reading Defensive Propaganda: How George Orwell Deconstructs Word Choice in Homage to Catalonia

Indistractable by Nir Eyal: Book Review and Takeaways

Preface: The impetus for this article (and if I’m being honest, the reason I read the book in the first place) comes from one of my favorite newsletters of late, 1729, which pays out readers in crypto (like me) to accomplish tasks (like this one.) “It’s due in 52 minutes.” “Well, how many words do … Continue reading Indistractable by Nir Eyal: Book Review and Takeaways