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Why I Write by George Orwell
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The title of this collection of four essays is slightly misleading. The bulk of this volume is a piece called The Lion and the Unicorn, written in 1940.

While Orwell's observations of England and the English are as sharp as you would expect, it's interesting to see where Orwell got it wrong as well. His assertion that and English victory in the war (which he was by no means confident of) would necessitate a socialist revolution is somewhat wide of the mark, although it could be argued he foresaw the post-war welfare state.
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Reading Progress

August 31, 2015 – Started Reading
August 31, 2015 – Shelved
September 1, 2015 –
page 18
15.0%
September 2, 2015 –
page 31
25.83%
September 5, 2015 –
page 60
50.0%
September 6, 2015 –
page 84
70.0%
September 7, 2015 –
page 95
79.17%
September 8, 2015 – Shelved as: history
September 8, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
September 8, 2015 – Shelved as: politics
September 8, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 16, 2015 – Shelved as: own

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