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[-] [email protected] 90 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Incidentally, Orwell fought in the Spanish Civil war as well under the POUM, and went on to write a book about it. What he saw in Catalonia solidified him as a Democratic Socialist for the rest of his life, and soured him on totalitarian communism after seeing how the communists betrayed the Anarchists and the POUM, which inspired him to write Animal Farm.

For a deeper history on the Spanish Civil War, I'd highly recommend this excellent documentary series.

[-] PugJesus 24 points 1 month ago

Homage to Catalonia is amazing, highly recommend.

[-] blubton 13 points 4 weeks ago

I recently read this and was surprised at how good it was. I loved Orwells Animal Farm, but didn't like 1984 that much, so I wasn't expecting to enjoy it; I read it more to get some insights of the war. But the book is not just informative, it is also really funny at times, and the story is just wild.

I second this recommendation.

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