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Also , one must admit that the divisions between nation and nation are founded
on real differences of outlook . Till recently it was thought proper to pretend that
all human beings are very much alike , but in fact anyone able to use his eyes ...
He is a symbol of the strange mixture of reality and illusion , democracy and
privilege , humbug and decency , the subtle network of compromises , by which
the nation keeps itself in its familiar shape . iii I have spoken all the while of “ the ...
Just because patriotism is all but universal and not even the rich are
uninfluenced by it , there can come moments when the whole nation suddenly
swings together and does the same thing , like a herd of cattle facing a wolf .
There was such a ...
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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