Monday, October 02, 2017

Vintage review …

 The People vs. Tyranny: George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia | Literary Hub.
The full quote is “I have no particular love for the idealized “worker” as he appears in the bourgeois Communist’s mind, but when I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.”
As the son of a policeman and the uncle of a policeman, I am not why Orwell thought that policemen were the natural enemies of “flesh-and-blood” workers (my factory-worker mother and grandmother would qualify as such). Maybe it’s an English thing. Or maybe, at times, Orwell could be just as stupid as anybody else.

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