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“The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

October 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Colonialism, History, Policy, War

The (British) Empire was peaceful as no area of comparable size has ever been. Throughout its vast extent, nearly a quarter of the earth, there were fewer armed men than would be found necessary by a minor Balkan state.

Very droll and typically Orwellian. For a strident socialist, he was always very realistic about the state of the world.

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