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Yes , there is something distinctive and recognizable in English civilization . It is a
culture as individual as that of Spain . It is somehow bound up with solid
breakfasts and gloomy Sundays , smoky towns and winding roads , green fields
and red ...
Up to a point , civilization can lift itself up by its boottags . However unjustly
society is organized , certain technical advances are bound to benefit the whole
community , because certain kinds of goods are necessarily held in common .
It is a civilization in which children grow up with an intimate knowledge of
magnetoes and in complete ignorance of the Bible . To that civilization belong the
people who are most at home in and most definitely of the modern world , 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