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In an Empire that was simply stagnant , neither being developed nor falling to pieces , and in an England ruled by people whose chief asset was their stupidity , to be “ clever " was to be suspect . If you had the kind of brain that ...
For at least eighty years England has artificially prevented the development of India , partly from fear of trade competition if Indian industries were too highly developed , partly because backward peoples are more easily governed than ...
Another twenty years along the present line of development , and India will be a peasant republic linked with England ... we simply hand over our own victims to new masters who come fresh to the job and have not developed any scruples .
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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