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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 .
I think ' partially succeeds ' because Orwell claimed in the same essay that ' Animal Farm was the first book in which I tried , with full consciousness of what I was doing , to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole ...
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 ...
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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