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In England patriotism takes different forms in different classes , but it runs like a
connecting thread through nearly all of them . Only the Europeanized
intelligentsia are really immune to it . As a positive emotion it is stronger in the
middle class ...
The only approach to them is through their patriotism . An intelligent Socialist
movement will use their patriotism , instead of merely insulting it , as hitherto . But
do I mean that there will be no opposition ? Of course not . It would be childish to
iii Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism . It is actually the opposite of
Conservatism , since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet
is felt to be mystically the same . It is the bridge between the future and the past .
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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