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in control — that , perhaps , is as near as one can come to describing England in
a phrase . iv Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing - fields of
Eton , but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there . One
They take their cookery from Paris and their opinions from Moscow . In the
general patriotism of the country they form a sort of island of dissident thought .
England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of
their own ...
Within a year , perhaps even within six months , if we are still unconquered , we
shall see the rise of something that has never existed before , a specifically
English Socialist movement . Hitherto there has been only the Labour Party ,
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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