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... which will shock foreign observers and sometimes make them doubt whether
any revolution has happened ' . Why this must be so becomes a little more clear
in the last paragraph of the book : The heirs of Nelson and Cromwell are not in
Even the intelligentsia have only accepted it in theory . An illusion can become a
half - truth , a mask can alter the expression of a face . The familiar arguments to
the effect that democracy is just the same as ' or ' just as bad as ' totalitarianism ...
Money , for internal purposes , ceases to be a mysterious all - powerful thing and
becomes a sort of coupon or ration ... However , it has become clear in the last
few years that ' common ownership of the means of production ' is not in itself a ...
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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