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The powerworship which is the new religion of Europe , and which has infected
the English intelligentsia , has never touched the common people . They have
never caught up with power politics . The “ realism ” which is preached in
Socialism and the English Genius George Orwell. working class were in contact
... The insularity of the English , their refusal to take foreigners seriously , is a folly
that has to be paid for very heavily from time to time . But it plays its part in the ...
And underlying this is the really important fact about so many of the English
intelligentsia — their severance from the common culture of the country . In
intention , at any rate , the English intelligentsia are Europeanized . They take
their cookery ...
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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