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... countries where the common people dare not laugh at the army . The Italians
adopted the goose - step at about the time when Italy passed definitely under
German control , and , as one would expect , they do it less well than the
As a positive emotion it is stronger in the middle class than in the upper class —
the cheap public schools , for instance , are more given to patriotic
demonstrations than the expensive ones — but the number of definitely
treacherous rich men ...
Before that the case against capitalism had never been proved . Russia , the only
definitely Socialist country , was backward and far away . All criticism broke itself
against the rat - trap faces of bankers and the brassy laughter of stockbrokers .
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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