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The only enemy they ever named was the sergeant - major . In England all the
boasting and flag - wagging , the " Rule Britannia ” stuff , is done by small
minorities . The patriotism of the common people is not vocal or even conscious .
They do ...
At this moment , after a year of war , newspapers and pamphlets abusing the
Government , praising the enemy and clamouring for surrender are being sold on
the street , almost without interference . And this is less from a respect for freedom
Quite apart from anything else , the rule of money sees to it that we shall be
governed largely by the old — that is , by people utterly unable to grasp what age
they are living in or what enemy they are fighting . Nothing was more desolating
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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