Put on Your Podhoretz Jammies - It's Storytime!
Sometimes the mind just boggles. I've been reading a books of critical essays on 1984, edited by that old gasbag Howard Bloom. Bloom, in his introductory essay, mentions that Norman Podhoretz "recently" (as of the 1986 writing) claimed Orwell as a neoconservative.
Sure enough. I've found the essay here. Has Podhoretz ever actually read 1984?