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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 pillarboxes . It has a flavour of its own .
And underlying this is the really important fact about so many of the English intelligentsia — their severance from the common culture of the country . In intention , at any rate , the English intelligentsia are Europeanized .
From the English - speaking culture , if it does not perish , a society of free and equal human beings will ultimately arise . But it is precisely the idea of human equality — the “ Jewish ” or “ JudŠoChristian ” idea of equality — that ...
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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