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The sword is still in the scabbard , and while it stays there corruption cannot go
beyond a certain point . The English electoral system , for instance , is an all - but
open fraud . In a dozen obvious ways it is gerrymandered in the interest of the ...
There they sat , at the centre of a vast empire and a world - wide financial network
, drawing interest and profits and spending them - on what ? It was fair to say that
life within the British Empire was in many ways better than life outside it .
It was à party of the Trade Unions , hopelessly parochial in outlook , with little
interest in imperial affairs and no contacts among the men who actually held the
Empire together . It would have had to hand the administration of India and Africa
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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