George Orwell Quote

It is all very well to be "advanced" and "enlightened," to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a time comes when the sand of the desert is sodden red and what have I done for thee, England, my England? As I was brought up in this tradition myself I can recognise it under strange disguises, and also sympathise with it, for even at its stupidest and most sentimental it is a comelier thing than the shallow self-righteousness of the left-wing intelligentsia.


From a review of Malcolm Muggeridge's The Thirties, in New English Weekly (25 April 1940)

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It is all very well to be advanced and enlightened, to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a...

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It is all very well to be advanced and enlightened, to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a...

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It is all very well to be advanced and enlightened, to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a...