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Military dictatorships exist everywhere , but there is no such thing as a naval
dictatorship . What English people of nearly all classes loathe from the bottom of
their hearts is the swaggering officer type , the jingle of spurs and the crash of
In England patriotism takes different forms in different classes , but it runs like a
connecting thread through nearly all of them . Only the Europeanized
intelligentsia are really immune to it . As a positive emotion it is stronger in the
middle class ...
By 1920 nearly every inch of the colonial empire was in the grip of Whitehall .
Wellmeaning , over - civilized men , in dark suits and black felt hats , with neatly -
rolled umbrellas crooked over the left forearm , were imposing their constipated ...
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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