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They are not as musical as the Germans or Italians , painting and sculpture have
never flourished in England as they have in France . Another is that , as
Europeans go , the English are not intellectual . They have a horror of abstract
Yet we speak of “ France ” and “ the French " , recognizing France as an entity , a
single civilization , which in fact it is . So also with ourselves . Looked at from the
outside , even the Cockney and the Yorkshireman have a strong family ...
There was such a moment , unmistakably , at the time of the disaster in France .
After eight months of vaguely wondering what the war was about , the people
suddenly knew what they had got to do : first , to get the army away from Dunkirk
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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