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But The Lion and the Unicorn is his fullest political statement : the values in it are
those that Nineteen Eighty - Four warns us we could lose , and it is written in
basically the same mood and mental framework as his next work , Animal Farm -
Orwell genuinely believed , no mere platitude or rhetoric this , in the innate '
decency ' ( the word he is fond of ) of ordinary people . True values are not to be
created nor old values ' transfigured by the revolution , or in a new revolutionary ...
tionary consciousness ; they exist already in the decency , fraternity , mutual aid ,
sociability , tolerance and scepticism towards authority of the working class –
values which have survived the competitive individualism and reduction of ...
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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