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Back to the crazy pavement of Versailles , back to “ democracy ” , i . e . capitalism
, back to the dole - queues and the Rolls Royce cars , back to the grey top hats
and the sponge - bag trousers , in saecula saeculorum . It is of course obvious ...
And from that they will proceed to argue that , after all , democracy is “ just the
same as ” or “ just as bad as " totalitarianism . There is not much freedom of
speech in England ; therefore there is no more than exists in Germany . To be on
police , its censored literature and its conscript labour , is utterly different from that
of the loose maritime democracy , with its slums and unemployment , its strikes
and party politics . It is the difference between land power and sea power ...
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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