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Things that could happen in one country could not happen in another . Hitler's June Purge , for instance , could not have happened in England . And , as western peoples go , the English are very highly differentiated .
It is of course obvious that nothing of the kind is going to happen . A feeble imitation of it might just possibly happen in the case of a negotiated peace , but only for a short while . Laissez - faire capitalism is dead .
It could happen that England should introduce the beginnings of Socialism , turn this war into a revolutionary war , and still be defeated . That is at any rate thinkable . But , terrible as it would be for anyone who is now adult ...
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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