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One was the military and imperialist middle class , generally nicknamed the Blimps , and the other the left - wing intelligentsia . These two seemingly hostile types , symbolic opposites - the half - pay colonel with his bull neck and ...
VI One of the most important developments in England during the past twenty years has been the upward and downward extension of the middle class . It has happened on such a scale as to make the old classification of society into ...
A person who has grown up in a council housing estate is likely to be – indeed , visibly is - more middle class in outlook than a person who has grown up in a slum . The effect of all this is a general softening of manners .
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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