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In all countries the poor are more national than the rich , but the English working class are outstanding in their abhorrence of foreign habits . Even when they are obliged to live abroad for years they refuse either to accustom ...
A foreign observer sees only the huge inequality of wealth , the unfair electoral system , the governing - class control over the Press , the radio and education , and concludes that democracy is simply a polite name for dictatorship .
Any transference to foreign rule — for if the British marched out of India the Japanese and other powers would immediately march in — would mean an immense dislocation . Neither the Japanese , the Russians , the Germans nor the Italians ...
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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