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We cannot establish anything that a Western nation would regard as Socialism
without defeating Hitler ; on the other hand we cannot defeat Hitler while we
remain economically and socially in the nineteenth century . The past is fighting
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 ...
Socialism and the English Genius George Orwell. sapping away at middle - class
... Being a Socialist no longer means kicking theoretically against a system which
in practice you are fairly well satisfied with . This time our predicament is real .
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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