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Successive wars have shaken it but not destroyed it . Well within living memory it
was common for “ the redcoats ” to be booed at in the street and for the landlords
of respectable publichouses to refuse to allow soldiers on the premises .
It is a living contradiction of all the “ infallible ” dogmas of Fascism . That is why all
Fascist writers for years past have agreed that England's power must be
destroyed . England must be “ exterminated ” be hilated ” , must exist ” " .
Strategically it ...
If the thing we are fighting for is altogether destroyed , it will have been destroyed
partly by our own act . It could happen that England should introduce the
beginnings of Socialism , turn this war into a revolutionary war , and still be
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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