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Yet at the moment of writing it is still possible to speak of a ruling class . Like the knife which has had two new blades and three new handles , the upper fringe of English society is still almost what it was in the mid - nineteenth ...
But the navy is only partially , and the Air Force hardly at all , within the ruling - class orbit . It must be admitted that so long as things were peaceful the methods of the British ruling class served them well enough .
One thing that has always shown that the English ruling class are morally fairly sound , is that in time of war they are ready enough to get themselves killed . Several dukes , earls and what - not were killed in the recent campaign in ...
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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