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... intellectual ” has lived in a state of chronic discontent with the existing order .
Necessarily so , because society as it was constituted had no room for him . In an
Empire that was simply stagnant , neither being developed nor falling to pieces ...
In 1910 every human being in these islands could be “ placed ” in an instant by
his clothes , manners and accent . That is no longer the case . Above all , it is not
the case in the new townships that have developed as a result of cheap motor ...
Another twenty years along the present line of development , and India will be a
peasant republic linked with England ... we simply hand over our own victims to
new masters who come fresh to the job and have not developed any scruples .
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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