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The underlying fact was that the whole position of the moneyed class had long
ceased to be justifiable . There they sat , at the centre of a vast empire and a
world - wide financial network , drawing interest and profits and spending them -
In a country like England we cannot rip down the whole structure and build again
from the bottom , least of all in time of war . Inevitably the majority of industrial
concerns will continue with much the same personnel as before , the one - time ...
These people are necessary , on the whole they are competent , and the amount
of work they do depends on the feeling that they are ' their own masters ' . But the
State will certainly impose an upward limit to the ownership of land ( probably ...
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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