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It is a land of snobbery and privilege , ruled largely by the old and silly . But in any calculation about it one has got to take into account its emotional unity , the tendency of nearly all its inhabitants to feel alike and act ...
Public education in England has been meanly starved of money , but it has nevertheless improved , largely owing to the devoted efforts of the teachers , and the habit of reading has become enormously more widespread .
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 .
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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