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Decades before Hitler was ever heard of , the word “ Prussian ” had much the
same significance in England as “ Nazi ” has to - day . So deep does this feeling
go that for a hundred years past the officers of the British Army , in peace - time ...
Like the mass of the people , he did not want to pay the price either of peace or of
war . And public opinion was behind him all the while , in policies that were
completely incompatible with one another . behind him when he went to Munich ...
It must be admitted that so long as things were peaceful the methods of the British
ruling class served them well enough . Their own people manifestly tolerated
them . However unjustly England might be organized , it was at any rate not torn
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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