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When you come back to England from any foreign country , you have immediately the sensation of breathing a different air . Even in the first few minutes dozens of small things conspire to give you this feeling .
Even when they are obliged to live abroad for years they refuse either to accustom themselves to foreign food or to learn foreign languages . Nearly every Englishman of working - class origin considers it effeminate to pronounce a ...
A foreign observer sees only the huge inequality of wealth , the unfair electoral system , the governing - class control over the press , the radio and education , and concludes that democracy is simply a polite name for dictatorship .
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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