17 February, 2003: Sixty-one years on

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Orwell on Kipling:

All left-wing parties in the highly industrialized countries are at bottom a sham, because they make it their business to fight against something which they do not really wish to destroy. They have internationalist aims, and at the same time they struggle to keep up a standard of life with which those aims are incompatible.

-- how apposite, in these days of `anti-globalisation'.

(I notice that the orwell.ru site has a good chunk of Orwell's writings -- copyright be damned -- but no copy of My Ideal Pub. Pity.)

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