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... vehement opinions , an instinct for stirring up trouble , the arts of appealing to
that imaginary creature the sensible man and of combining original observations
with sweeping generalization , of seeing enemies everywhere and despising all ...
by promising them conquests or military ' glory ' , no Hymn of Hate has ever made
any appeal to them . In the last war the songs which the soldiers made up and
sang of their own accord were not vengeful but humorous and mock - defeatist .
The appeal of Fascism is enormously greater . In one country after another the
Communists have been rooted out by their more up - to - date enemies , the
Nazis . In the English - speaking countries they never had a serious footing . The
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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