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There they sat , at the centre of a vast empire and a world - wide financial network
, drawing interest and profits and spending them - on what ? It was fair to say that
life within the British Empire was in many ways better than life outside it .
like Clive , Nelson , Nicholson , Gordon would find no place for themselves in the
modern British Empire . By 1920 nearly every inch of the colonial empire was in
the grip of Whitehall . Well - meaning , over - civilized men , in dark suits and ...
To a Labour government in power , three imperial policies would have been
open . One was to continue administering the Empire exactly as before , which
meant dropping all pretensions to Socialism . Another was to set the subject
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review