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There they sat , at the centre of a vast empire and a world - wide financial network
, drawing interest and profits and spending them on what ? It was fair to say that
life within the British Empire was in many ways better than life outside it .
Men like Clive , Nelson , Nicholson , Gordon would find no place for themselves
in the modern British Empire . By 1920 nearly every inch of the colonial empire
was in the grip of Whitehall . Wellmeaning , over - civilized men , in dark suits and
One was to continue administering the Empire exactly as before , which meant
dropping all pretensions to Socialism . Another was to set the subject peoples “
free ” , which meant in practice handing them over to Japan , Italy and other ...
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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