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When war did break out he at once came to see that there was ' no real
alternative between resisting Hitler and surrendering to him ' , and that surrender
would ' make nonsense of the Republican. 3 . Collected Essays , Vol . 1 , no . 155
. 4 .
And he admitted in an essay of 1940 that it was not just a case of defending the
bad against the worse , but that he felt a positive surge of patriotism : ' that long
drilling which the middle classes go through had done its work ' . But ,
This emerged in his essay on ' Fascism and Democracy ' in Victor Gollancz ' s
symposium of March 1941 , The ... is under - represented in the Collected Essays
, so that The Lion and the Unicorn appears as a somewhat eccentric piece of ...
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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