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Englishman . You can see the hesitation we feel on this point by the fact that we
call our islands by no less than six different names , England , Britain , Great
Britain , the British Isles , the United Kingdom and , in very exalted moments ,
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 grasped only ...
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 . They take
their cookery ...
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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