A golden age of smelly little orthodoxies

Dalrymple writes:

I do not think anyone would say that we are nowadays free of what Orwell calls ‘smelly little orthodoxies’.

Indeed, the latter

seem to have proliferated since the end of the Cold War.

One might even say that we live in

a golden age of smelly little orthodoxies. Orthodoxies breed heresies and heresies breed anger.

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