In the short run, equality of sacrifice, ‘war-Communism’, is even more important than radical economic changes. It is very necessary that industry should be nationalized, but it is more urgently necessary should monstrosities as butlers and ‘private incomes’ should disappear forthwith. Almost certainly reason why the Spanish Republic could keep up the fight for two and a half years against impossible odds was that there were no gross contrasts of wealth. The people suffered horribly, but they all suffered alike,. When the private solder hand no cigarette, the general had not one either. given equality of sacrifice, the morale of a country like _______(enter country) probably be unbreakable. But at present we have nothing to appeal to expect traditional patriotism, which is deeper here than elsewhere, but is not necessarily bottomless. At some point or another you have to deal with the man who says ‘I should be no worse off under Hitler’, but what answer can you give him – that is, what answer that you can expect him to listen to – while common soldiers risk their lives fro two and sixpence a day, and fat women ride about in Rolls-Royce cars, nursing pekineses?
Author George Orwell / The Lion and the Unicorn. Socialism and the English Genius.
This book was written while bombs were falling over London at the height of the blitz. Decided to write about this because you can place blank _______(enter country) every time it says England the sentence and message would make sense. The acknowledgement the history and repeats it self in different places.