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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 reality ...
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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