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Just because patriotism is all but universal and not even the rich are uninfluenced by it , there can come moments when the whole nation suddenly swings together and does the same thing , like a herd of cattle facing a wolf .
English will always tell them to do the right thing ? Not at all , merely that it will tell them to do the same thing . In the 1931 General Election , for instance , we all did the wrong thing in perfect unison .
That does not mean that they will deliberately sell out ; but it does mean that at every decisive moment they are likely to falter , pull their punches , do the wrong thing . Until the Churchill government called some sort of halt to ...
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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