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Everyone knows that there is one law for the rich and another for the poor . But no
one accepts the implications of this , everyone takes it for granted that the law ,
such as it is , will be respected , and feels a sense of outrage when it is not .
But - and here the peculiar feature of English life that I have spoken of , the deep
sense of national solidarity , comes in — they could only do so by breaking up the
Empire and selling their own people into semislavery . A truly corrupt class ...
It should be noted that there is now no intelligentsia that is not in some sense “
Left ” . Perhaps the last right - wing intellectual was T . E . Lawrence . Since about
1930 everyone describable as an “ intellectual ” has lived in a state of chronic ...
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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