(7) It's interesting to note that my response that "George Orwell was a Communist" was a short, factual statement, not an elaborately presented argument for or against any position.
Reasonable responses might have included for example:
>Can you expand on that?
>He was, but the Ricks book that I read argued x...
>Which kind of Communist was he?
>I didn't know that. I'm annoyed at what I was taught in HS and college.