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Here one comes back to two English characteristics that I pointed out , seemingly rather at random , at the beginning of the last chapter . One is the lack of artistic ability . This is perhaps another way of saying that the English are ...
They are the indeterminate stratum at which the older class distinctions are beginning to break down . This war , unless we are defeated , will wipe out most of the existing class privileges .
Nothing was more desolating at the beginning of this war than the way in which the whole of the older generation conspired to pretend that it was the war of 1914-18 over again . All the old duds were back on the job , THE LION AND THE ...
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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