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An illusion can become a half - truth , a mask can alter the expression of a face .
The familiar arguments to the effect that democracy is “ just the same as " or " just
as bad as " totalitarianism never take account of this fact . All such arguments ...
ploits the town worker with the utmost ruthlessness , the peasant lives from birth
to death in the grip of the moneylender . But all this is an indirect result of the
British rule , which aims half - consciously at keeping India as backward as
To be on the dole is a horrible experience ; therefore it is no worse to be in the
torture - chambers of the Gestapo . In general , two blacks make a white , half a
loaf is the same as no bread . and sea power , But in reality , whatever may 92
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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