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It follows that British democracy is less of a fraud than it sometimes appears . A foreign observer sees only the huge inequality of wealth , the unfair electoral system , the governing - class control over the Press , the radio and ...
And from that they will proceed to argue that , after all , democracy is “ just the same or “ just as bad as totalitarianism . There is not much freedom of speech in England ; therefore there is no more than exists in Germany .
police , its censored literature and its conscript labour , is utterly different from that of the loose maritime democracy , with its slums and unemployment , its strikes and party politics . It is the difference between land power and ...
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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