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... who had known more spacious days , writhing impotently under the changes
that were happening . From that time onwards it has been next door to impossible
to induce young men of spirit to take any part in imperial administration .
The third was to develop a positive imperial policy , and aim at transforming the
Empire into a federation of Socialist states , like a looser and freer version of the
Union of Soviet Republics . But the Labour Party's history and background made
Both ignored agriculture and imperial problems , and both antagonized the
middle classes . The suffocating stupidity of left - wing propaganda had
frightened away whole classes of necessary people , factory managers , airmen ,
naval officers ...
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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