From an interactive writing project for Mediander, a company that connects readers with the publishing marketplace. This Hitchens-to-Orwell connection is only a small part of the larger project; overall, this involved months of reading and researching George Orwell:
"In his book Why Orwell Matters (2002), polemicist Christopher Hitchens makes a convincing argument for the British writer’s continued relevance more than 60 years after his death. Hitchens was a freethinking contrarian, often called a gadfly of the left, and it’s easy to see why he admired George Orwell. Both men were iconoclastic in their political thought, and though both leaned to the left, they were not afraid to take their fellow leftists to task."