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And while England in the moment of disaster proved to be short of every war material except ships , it is not recorded that there was any shortage of motor cars , fur coats , gramophones , lipstick , chocolates or silk stockings .
But what answer can you give him — that is , what answer that you can expect him to listen to - while common soldiers risk their lives for two and sixpence a day , and fat women ride about in Rolls - Royce cars , nursing Pekingeses ?
... believe that when the war is over things will be exactly as they were before . Back to the crazy pavement of Versailles , back to “ democracy ” , i.e. capitalism , back to dolequeues and the Rolls Royce cars , back to the grey ...
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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