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The book is in one sense still very close to us , but in some other senses very remote . The context must be understood . And Orwell had taken a long time to come to both his famous plain style and his final moralistic socialism .
If he exaggerated wildly , he did have a sense that something fundamental was happening which went far deeper than the utilitarian need to pay some attention to the home front as part of war strategy . And it is endlessly arguable ...
For Mr Orwell likes his friends no better than his enemies and in the name of common sense is capable of exaggerating with the simplicity and innocence of a savage . His virtue is that he says things that need to be said ; his vice that ...
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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