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The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
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Jun 20, 09

Read in May, 2009

Personality types never change, socialism is good, fascism is bad, but i still couldn't tell you what either one really means.

You shouldn't complain about your job, unless of course you are a coal miner.

Peaked an interest in better understanding the political climate between world war 1 and 2, especially the appeal of fascism. Today it seems clearly evil, but back then there were a lot of otherwise sensible people buying in. I would like to learn more about the context that lead to this.
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William Clark I agree, one of the mysteries of history is trying to understand WHY? were a whole nation entranced by a future society promising riches at the expense of others. I still read books in the hope some day this will be revealed to me.

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