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Orwell disses Basil H. Liddell Hart

From Orwell’s diaries, 21 September 1942: “Yesterday met Liddell Hart for the first time. Very defeatist and even, in my judgement, somewhat inclined to be pro-German subjectively.” I like this because I was really disappointed when I read Liddell Hart. 

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From Orwell’s diaries, 21 September 1942: “Yesterday met Liddell Hart for the first time. Very defeatist and even, in my judgement, somewhat inclined to be pro-German subjectively.”

I like this because I was really disappointed when I read Liddell Hart. 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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