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Badly wounded , he returned to join the I . L . P . , then far to the left of the Labour
Party and strongly opposed to ' the coming capitalist war ' , and to denounce in
Homage to Catalonia the Communist Party ' s suppression , as he argued , of the
protected it ; and certainly it did not take , thirty - four years later , a revolution to
begin turning the clock back even on that advance , only a close election result
following a change of power within the Conservative Party . If he exaggerated ...
But the Labour Party ' s history and background made this impossible . It was a
party of the trade unions , hopelessly parochial in outlook , with little interest in
imperial affairs and no contacts among the men who actually held the Empire ...
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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