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... as though the whole population dwelt in London and the Home Counties and neither north nor west possessed a culture of its own . One gets a better view of this question if one considers the minor point first .
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 .
But the sort of peace that Pétain , Laval & Co. have accepted can only be purchased by deliberately wiping out the national culture . The Vichy government will enjoy a spurious independence only on condition that it destroys the ...
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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