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There is no essential mystery about Orwell ' s politics after he left the I . L . P . in
1939 when Fenner Brockway and others opposed the war : he was a ' Tribune
socialist , and such he remained until his death . The idea that he changed his ...
... past ten years is to make political writing into an art . . . looking back through
my work , I see that it is invariably where I lacked a political purpose that I wrote
lifeless books and was betrayed into purple passages , sentences without
If the ' artistic purpose ' is limited and straightforward , still the ' political purpose '
rarely has room for dispassionate analysis or time for philosophical justification of
an argument . V . S . Pritchett saw it all in his lead review in the New Statesman ...
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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