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    The POUM ("Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista") were a dissident Marxist militia disenfranchised with Stalinism. Numbering about 70k members, they were the group Orwell signed on with immediately...
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    Orwell on Anarchism

    I am posting these quotes by Orwell partly because there seems to be some lingering confusion on what Orwell actually said or what his position might've been regarding this subject. But also partly...
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    Yes, it maybe Orwell's best and most meaningful...

    Yes, it maybe Orwell's best and most meaningful book. It definitely gives insight into his later essays and books such as 1984. It's also ripe with amazing passages such as this:

    "One had breathed...
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    It seems no one bothered to note the quotes I...

    It seems no one bothered to note the quotes I left above. Orwell understood the difference between socialism and the State Capitalist state that was the Soviet Union.

    "In Catalonia, for the first...
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    "As far as my personal preferences went I would...

    "As far as my personal preferences went I would have liked to join the Anarchists." George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia page 116.

    "In every country in the world a huge tribe of party-hacks and...
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