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Successive wars have shaken it but not destroyed it . 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 .
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 again .
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 . The third was to develop a ...
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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