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At present , public - school education is partly a training in class prejudice and
partly a sort of tax that the middle classes pay to the upper class in return for the
right to enter certain professions . It is true that that state of affairs is altering .
... half a loaf is the same as no bread . But in reality , whatever may be true about
democracy and totalitarianism , it is not true that they are the same . It would not
be true , even if British democracy were incapable of evolving beyond its present
They are in the fields and the streets , in the factories and the armed forces , in
the four - ale bar and the suburban back garden ; and at present they are still kept
under by a generation of ghosts . Compared with the task of bringing the real ...
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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