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But the general weakening of imperialism , and to some extent of the whole British morale , that took place during the nineteen - thirties , was partly the work of the left - wing intelligentsia , itself a kind of growth that had ...
The intellectuals could find a function for themselves only in the literary reviews and the left - wing political parties . The mentality of the English left - wing intelligentsia can be studied in half a dozen weekly and monthly papers ...
In left - wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution , from horse racing to suet puddings .
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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