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... affirmation of naked power ; contained in it , quite consciously and intentionally , is the vision of a boot crashing down on a face . ... I am I ugly , and you daren't laugh at me ” , like the bully who makes faces at his victim .
An illusion can become a half - truth , a mask can alter the expression of a face . The familiar arguments to the effect that as democracy is “ just the same as or “ 23 ENGLAND YOUR ENGLAND.
But it was exactly this fact that they had trained themselves never to face . They dealt with Fascism as the cavalry generals of 1914 dealt with the machine gun - by ignoring it . After years of aggression and massacres , they had ...
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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