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Still , the Empire was developed , India slept in the Middle Ages , the Dominions
lay empty , with foreigners jealously barred out , and even England was full of
slums and unemployment . Only half a million people , the people in the country ...
For at least eighty years England has artificially prevented the development of
India , partly from fear of trade competition if Indian industries were too highly
developed , partly because backward peoples are more easily governed than
Another twenty years along the present line of development , and India will be a
peasant republic linked with England ... we simply hand over our own victims to
new masters who come fresh to the job and have not developed any scruples .
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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