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It is worth noticing that the navy and , latterly , the Air Force , have always been more efficient than the regular army . But the navy is only partially , and the Air Force hardly at all , within the ruling - class orbit .
Then years of systematic Blimp - baiting affected even the Blimps themselves and made it harder than it had been before to get intelligent young men to enter the armed forces . Given the stagnation of the Empire the military middle ...
Everywhere in England you can see a ding - dong battle raging to and fro — in Parliament and in the Government , in the factories and the armed forces , in the pubs and the air - raid shelters , in the newspapers and on the radio .
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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