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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 sun . It is a land of snobbery and privilege , ruled
Socialism is usually defined as common ownership of the means of production " .
Crudely : the State , representing the whole nation , owns everything , and
everyone is a State employee . This does not mean that people are stripped of
Revolution does not mean red flags and street fighting , it means a fundamental
shift of power . Whether it happens with or without bloodshed is largely an
accident of time and place . Nor does it mean the dictatorship of a single class .
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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