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After 1832 the old landowning aristocracy steadily lost power , but instead of disappearing or becoming a fossil they simply intermarried with the merchants , manufacturers and financiers who had replaced them , and soon turned them ...
We could start by abolishing the autonomy of the public schools and the older universities and fooding them with State - aided pupils chosen simply on grounds of ability . At present , public - school education is partly a training in ...
On the other hand , if we are defeated we simply hand over our own victims to new masters who come fresh to the job and have not developed any scruples . But more is involved than the fate of the coloured peoples .
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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