Essays, journalism and essays by the brilliant, indispensable George Orwell from 1940 to 1943. Even many decades after his death, the more we read of Orwell, the more clearly we can think about our world and ourselves.George Orwell served with anti-Stalinist communist forces during the Spanish Civil War--until he was forced to flee Spain and return to London. Back in England, he was more convinced than ever of his pro-democratic Socialist beliefs and produced essays such as "My Country Right or Left" and "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius." This volume covers a formational period in Orwell's life--and a crucial period for the world's response to totalitarianism and his own deepening commitment to socialism. Late in 1942, Orwell began regularly for the left-wing weekly Tribune and, early the next year began work on a new book called Animal Farm. This second volume of the Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters by George Orwell will be enjoyed by anyone who believes that words can go a long way toward changing the world.