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The style of The Lion and the Unicorn is vintage Orwell and he never changed –
contrary to legend – the values expressed in it , neither his belief in the innate
decency of ordinary people nor his belief in the growth of socialist values . All that
Indeed that same Hitler - Stalin pact of 1939 , which drove many fellow - travellers
away from the Communist Party , strengthened a belief that had been growing in
Orwell's mind since Spain that Stalinism and Nazism had , for all their ...
Also , the common people are without definite religious belief , and have been so
for centuries . The Anglican Church never had a real hold on them , it was simply
a preserve of the landed gentry , and the Nonconformist sects only influenced ...
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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