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It is only, or at any rate it is chiefly, the literary and scientific intelligentsia, the very people who ought to be the guardians of liberty, who are beginning to despise it, in theory as well as in practice.

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there is now a widespread tendency to argue that one can only defend democracy by totalitarian methods. If one loves democracy, the argument runs, one must crush its enemies by no matter what means.

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Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.

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The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally.

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The British press is extremely centralised, and most of it is owned by wealthy men who have every motive to be dishonest on certain important topics.

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This, said Squealer, was something called tactics. He repeated a number of times, "Tactics, comrades, tactics!" skipping round and whisking his tail with a merry laugh. The animals were not certain what the word meant, but Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further questions.

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Stalin is sacrosanct and certain aspects of his policy must not be seriously discussed.

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I found myself defending the Daily Worker, which has gone out of its way to libel me more than once. But where had these people learned this essentially totalitarian outlook? Pretty certainly they had learned it from the Communists themselves! Tolerance and decency are deeply rooted in England, but they are not indestructible, and they have to be kept alive partly by conscious effort.

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The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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The work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognized as being the cleverest of the animals.

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