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He got a quarter of a million men in the first twenty - four hours , and another million in the subsequent month . One has only to compare these figures with , for instance , the number of conscientious objectors to see how vast is the ...
Only half a million people , the people in the country houses , definitely benefited from the existing system . Moreover , the tendency of small businesses to merge together into large ones robbed more and more of the moneyed class of ...
... the bankers , the landlords and the idle rich , roughly speaking the class with over £ 2,000 a year and even if one counts in all their dependants there are not more than half a million of these people in England .
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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