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... readers are likely to have been offended because I have used the word '
England ' oftener than ' Britain ' , as though the whole population dwelt in London
and the Home Counties and neither north nor west possessed a culture of its own
And considering what energy the self - made men possessed , and considering
that they were buying their way into a class which at any rate had a tradition of
public service , one might have expected that able rulers could be produced in ...
DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON Orwell ' s lively and factual record of
his experiences among the poor of two capital cities . Few writers have
possessed a greater gift for spotting the personality behind the rags , or
described the ...
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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