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Looked at from the outside , even the cockney and the Yorkshireman have a
strong family resemblance . And even the distinction between rich and poor
dwindles somewhat when one regards the nation from the outside . There is no
The only question that matters is where one's real sympathies will lie when the
pinch comes . The intellectuals who are so fond of balancing democracy against
totalitarianism and proving that one is as bad as the other are simply frivolous ...
Compared with the task of bringing the real England to the surface , even the
winning of the war , necessary though it is , is secondary . By revolution we
become more ourselves , not less . There is no question of stopping short ,
striking 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