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Moreover it is continuous , it stretches into the future and the past , there is something in it that persists , as in a living creature . What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840 ?
One of the dominant facts in English life during the past three - quarters of a century has been the decay of ability in the ruling class . In the years between 1920 and 1940 it was happening with the speed of a chemical reaction .
When a Socialist movement native to England appears , the Marxists , like all others with a vested interest in the past , will be its bitter enemies . Inevitably they will denounce it as “ Fascism ” . Already it is customary among the ...
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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