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The phrase that Hitler coined for the Germans , “ a sleepwalking people " , would have been better applied to the English . Not that there is anything to be proud of in being a sleepwalker . But here it is worth noticing a minor English ...
From that time onwards the ghastly job of trying to convince artificially stupefied people that a planned economy might be better than a free - for - all in which the worst man wins — that job will never be quite so ghastly again . ji ...
But they will want some kind of proof that a better life is ahead for themselves and their children . The one sure earnest of that is that when they are taxed and overworked they shall see that the rich are being hit even harder .
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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