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Well within living memory it was common for “ the redcoats ” to be booed at in the street and for the landlords of respectable publichouses to refuse to allow soldiers on the premises . In peace - time , even when there are two million ...
what age they are living in or what enemy they are fighting . Nothing was more desolating at the beginning of this war than the way in which the whole of the older generation conspired to pretend that it was the war of 1914-18 over ...
Another was to set the subject peoples “ free ” , which meant in practice handing them over to Japan , Italy and other predatory powers , and incidentally causing a catastrophic drop in the British standard of living .
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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