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By George Orwell, Keith Gessen

As a critic, George Orwell solid a large web. both at domestic discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved backward and forward around the porous borders among essay and journalism, excessive artwork and occasional. A common commentator on literature, language, movie, and drama all through his profession, Orwell grew to become more and more to the serious essay within the Nineteen Forties, while his most crucial studies have been in the back of him and a few of his so much incisive writing lay ahead.

All artwork Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how cause research of a piece or physique of labor provides upward push to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces corresponding to "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gemstones comparable to "Good undesirable Books," this is an unmatched schooling in, as George Packer places it, "how to be attention-grabbing, line after line."

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Throw a handful of crop corn seeds onto a terrain with varied habitats. The seeds will not fare as well as an equal number taken from wild corn strains with more diversity. They are overspecialized. Overspecialization caused by reduced genetic diversity illustrates one of the dangers of allowing wild species to die out. There are wild food plants with more protein, more insect resistance, and different flavors than we have in our fields today. There are wild cattle with more resistance to disease and to drought.

One student, nineteen, was killed instantly, and her copilot suffered serious head injuries—though one wonders how they noticed. The feat did not make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, as the top speed of the rubbish bin is unknown. References: New Zealand Herald, Reuters ^ ANOTHER FATAL CRASH: Metallica Concert Misadventure, page 205 ,£ 32 THE DARWIN AWARDS II DARWIN AWARD: CHRISTMAS TREE Unconfirmed by Darwin 25 NOVEMBER 2000, CANADA A sixty-six-year-old Quebec woman was hit not once, not twice, but three times by speeding cars on a Canadian highway while trying to save her Christmas trees.

He was killed not by a natural disaster, but by his own blatant stupidity. Walter was in the Summit Lake area for the annual Arctic Man Ski & Sno Go Classic, which combines skis and snow machines with pristine ice. To celebrate the event, he was highmarking the mountains with his snow machine. This stunt involves driving as far as possible up the side of a mountain and, just before the machine bogs down from the ascent, turning and driving back down. The U-shaped furrow on the hill marks your best shot until a buddy takes a charge up the hill and betters it.

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