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As a positive emotion it is stronger in the middle class than in the upper class –
the cheap public schools , for instance , are more given to patriotic
demonstrations than the expensive ones - but the number of definitely
treacherous rich men ...
The wealthy shipowner or cotton - miller set up for himself an alibi as a country
gentleman , while his sons learned the right mannerisms at public schools which
had been designed for just that purpose . England was ruled by an aristocracy ...
After all , they belonged to a class with a certain tradition , they had been to public
schools where the duty of dying for your country , if necessary , is laid down as
the first and greatest of the Commandments . They had to feel themselves true ...
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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