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“Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Civilisation, Security Policy, Uncategorized

A humanitarian is always a hypocrite, and Kipling’s understanding of this is perhaps the central secret of his power to create telling phrases. It would be difficult to hit off the one-eyed pacifism of the English in fewer words than in the phrase, ‘making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep’.

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