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made up army , which is officered by the country gentry and a specialized stratum
of the middle class , and manned by farm labourers and slum proletarians . The
mass of the people are without military knowledge or tradition , and their attitude
So deep does this feeling go that for a hundred years past the officers of the
British Army , in peace - time , have always worn civilian clothes when off duty .
One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere of a country is the parade
There are , heaven knows , plenty of army officers who would be only too glad to
introduce some such thing . It is not used because the people in the street would
laugh . Beyond a certain point , military display is only possible in countries ...
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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