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Up to a point , civilization can lift itself up by its boot - tags . ... Nearly all citizens of civilized countries now enjoy the use of good roads , germ - free water , police protection , free libraries and probably free education of ...
It is a civilization in which children grow up with an intimate knowledge of magnetoes and in complete ignorance of the Bible . To that civilization belong the people who are most at home in and most definitely of the modern world ...
An English Socialist government will transform the nation from top to bottom , but it will still bear all over it the unmistakable marks of our own civilization , the peculiar civilization which I discussed earlier in this book .
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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