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Orwell tried hard to enlist in the army but his lungs let him down , though he
thought that the War Office discriminated against those who had fought for the
Republic in Spain . He eventually got a job with the BBC , which he disliked and
If Orwell ' s political thought is hardly systematic , it is nonetheless brilliantly
expressive of that tradition of ' English socialism ' which , through William Morris ,
Robert Blatchford , Edward Carpenter , the early H . G . Wells , R . H . Tawney , G
. D ...
The thought of a world in which black men would be as good as white men and
Jews treated as human beings brings him the same horror and despair as the
thought of endless slavery brings to us . It is important to keep in mind how ...
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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