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... and will in no circumstances take a money bribe , is one of the symbolic figures
of England . He is a symbol of the strange mixture or reality and illusion ,
democracy and privilege , humbug and decency , the subtle network 20 THE
LION AND ...
... self - made men possessed , and considering that they were buying their way
into class which at any rate had a tradition of public service , one between 1931
might have expected that able rulers could be THE LION AND THE UNICORN 29
It will leave anachronisms and loose ends everywhere , the judge in his
ridiculous horsehair wig and the lion and the unicorn on the soldier's cap -
buttons . It will not set up any explicit class dictatorship . It will group itself round
the old Labour ...
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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