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In England patriotism takes different forms in different classes , but it runs like a
connecting thread through nearly all of them . Only the Europeanized
intelligentsia are really immune to it . As a positive emotion it is stronger in the
middle class ...
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 together in
moments of supreme crisis . It is the only great country in Europe that is not
obliged to ...
However unjustly England might be organized , it was at any rate not torn by
class warfare or haunted by secret police . The Empire was peaceful as no area
of comparable size has ever been . Throughout its vast extent , nearly a quarter of
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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