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The most hateful of all names in an English ear is Nosey Parker . It is obvious , of
course , that even this purely private liberty is a lost cause . Like all other modern
peoples , the English are in process of being numbered , labelled , conscripted ...
They do not retain among their historical memories the name of a single military
victory . English literature , like other literatures , is full of battle - poems , but it is
worth noticing that the ones that have won for themselves a kind of popularity are
And of the last war , the four names which have really engraved themselves on
the popular memory are Mons , Ypres , Gallipoli and Passchendaele , every time
a disaster . The names of the great battles that finally broke the German armies ...
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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