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One has only to compare these figures with , for instance , the number of
conscientious objectors to see how vast is the strength of traditional loyalties
compared with new ones . In England patriotism takes different forms in different
In the 1931 General Election , for instance , we all did the wrong thing in perfect
unison . We were as single - minded as the Gadarene swine . But I honestly
doubt whether we can say that we were shoved down the slope against our will .
It would be a great mistake to start by victimizing the smallholder class , for
instance . These people are necessary , on the whole they are competent , and
the amount of work they do depends on the feeling that they are ' their own
masters ' .
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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