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They have a horror of abstract thought , they feel no need for any philosophy or
systematic “ world - view " . Nor is this because they are " practical " , as they are
so fond of claiming for themselves . One has only to look at their methods of town
But they have a certain power of acting without taking thought . Their world -
famed hypocrisy — their doublefaced attitude towards the Empire , for instance —
is bound up with this . Also , in moments of supreme crisis the whole nation can ...
... heaven knows , said so often enough . The thought of a world in which black
men would be as good as white men and Jews treated as human beings brings
him the same horror and despair as the thought of endless slavery brings to us .
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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