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... our tradition of pamphleteering , Cobbett and Defoe , both of whom had his subversive , non - conforming brand of patriotism , he writes a lucid conversational style which wakes one up suddenly like cold water dashed in the face .
... an affirmation of naked power ; contained in it , quite consciously and intentionally , is the vision of a boot crashing down on a face . ... I am ugly , and you daren't laugh at me ' , like the bully who makes faces at his victim .
And even if the face of England hardly seems to change , on the day that our main industries are formally nationalized the dominance of a single class will ...
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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