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Patriotism has nothing to do with conservatism . It is devotion to something that is changing but is felt to be mystically the same ... To be loyal both to Chamberlain's England and to the England of tomorrow might seem an impossibility ...
Now Orwell showed considerable historical sense in realizing that the very concept of ' patriotism ' in England had radical roots : ' our country ' because we work it with our hands - this had been a rallying cry of seventeenth- and ...
The only approach to them is through their patriotism . An intelligent Socialist movement will use their patriotism , instead of merely insulting it , as hitherto . But do I mean that there will be no opposition ? Of course not .
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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