Hero or vil­lain?

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Hero­ism

Prac­tis­ing what he preached, he took a bul­let for his be­liefs and di­rected con­sis­tent ire against both his op­po­nents and his own short­com­ings.

Vil­lainy

Flawed by prej­u­dice, as well as self-con­tra­dic­tion on im­por­tant sub­jects, crit­ics past and present have had plen­ti­ful am­mu­ni­tion to fire at his di­vi­sive stances.

legacy

‘Big Brother’, ‘Room 101’, ‘Thought Po­lice’, ‘Or­wellian’ – few writ­ers have achieved such a last­ing im­pres­sion on lit­er­a­ture, lan­guage and cul­ture.

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