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The modern Council house , with its bathroom and electric light , is smaller than the stockbroker's villa , but it is recognizably the same kind of house , which the farm labourer's cottage is not . A person who has grown up in a ...
In those vast new wildernesses of glass and brick the sharp distinctions of the older kind of town , with its slums and mansions , or of the country , with its manor - houses and squalid cottages , no longer exist .
The Stock Exchange will be pulled down , the horse plough will give way to the tractor , the country houses will be turned into children's holiday camps , the Eton and Harrow match will be forgotten , but England will still be England ...
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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