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One cannot see the modern world as it is unless one recognizes the
overwhelming strength of patriotism , national loyalty . In certain circumstances it
can break down , at certain levels of civilization it does not exist , but as a positive
force there ...
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 ...
I have spoken earlier of the soundness and homogeneity of England , the
patriotism that runs like a connecting thread through almost all classes . After
Dunkirk anyone who had eyes in his head could see this . But it is absurd to
pretend that ...
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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