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It is difficult otherwise to explain the contradictions of his policy , his failure to
grasp any of the courses that were open to him . Like the mass of the people , he
did not want to pay the price either of peace or of war . And public opinion was ...
can grasp that only Socialist nations can fight effectively . Do I mean by all this
that England is a genuine democracy ? No , not even a reader of the Daily
Telegraph could quite swallow that . England is the most class - ridden country
under the ...
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