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... were quite beyond their comprehension . At the time of the Spanish civil war ,
anyone with as much political knowledge as can be acquired from a sixpenny
pamphlet on B Socialism knew that , if Franco won , the result THE LION AND
This vein of political ignorance runs right through English official life , through
Cabinet ministers , ambassadors , consuls , judges , magistrates , policemen .
The policeman who arrests the “ Red ” does not understand the theories the “
Red ” is ...
Labour Party politics had become a variant of Conservatism , “ revolutionary ”
politics had become a game of make - believe . Now , however , the
circumstances have changed , the drowsy years have ended . Being a Socialist
no 72 THE LION ...
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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