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Each tradition must be examined on its own . We apply general standards of
judgement , but conditions vary . All he insists upon is that we cannot ever fully
escape national traditions , nor should we try ; that indeed the Left would be
... reveals Orwell ' s political thought as by no means typically liberal , but
standing rather in a harsher , more realistic republican tradition , partly
Jacobinical , partly old English Puritan . Liberty is not just being left alone , it is up
and doing : a ...
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 ...
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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