Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group presents:
Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, by Thomas E. Ricks
Facilitated by Sarah Darer Littman of Greenwich Pen Women
Monday, September 24 at 7 pm
Perrot Library Rand Room
By the late 1930’s democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini “men we could do business with,” if not in fact saviors. Others saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom–that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted.