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... of stealing from a poor box . All through the critical years many left - wingers
are chipping away at English morale trying to spread an outlook that was
sometimes squashily pacifist , sometimes violently pro - 38 THE LION AND THE
If the English people suffered for several years a real weakening of morale , so
that the Fascist nations judged that they were “ decadent ” and that it was safe to
plunge into war , the intellectual sabotage from the Left was partly responsible .
The left - wing intelligentsia wanted to go on and on , sniggering at the Blimps ,
sapping away at middle - class morale , but still keeping their favoured position
as hangers - on of the dividend - drawers . Labour Party politics had become a ...
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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