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They were simply parasites , less useful to society than his fleas are to a dog . By
1920 there were many people who were aware of all this . By 1930 millions were
aware of it . But the British ruling class obviously could not admit to themselves ...
Society could not use them , and they had not got it in them to see that devotion to
one ' s country implies ' for better , for worse ' . Both Blimps and highbrows took
for granted , as though it were a law of nature , the divorce between patriotism ...
The choice lies between the kind of collective society that Hitler will set up and
the kind that can arise if he is defeated . If Hitler wins this war he will consolidate
his rule over Europe , Africa and the Middle East , and if his armies have not been
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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