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The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

The title alludes to the heraldic supporters appearing in the full royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The essay was first published on 19 February as the first volume of a series edited by T. It expressed his opinion that the outdated British class system was hampering the war effort, and that in order to defeat Nazi Germany , Britain needed a socialist revolution. Therefore, Orwell argued, being a socialist and being a patriot were no longer antithetical, but complementary. As a result, "The Lion and the Unicorn" became an emblem of the revolution which would create a new kind of socialism, a democratic "English Socialism" in contrast to the oppressing Soviet totalitarian communism —and also a new form of Britishness, a socialist one liberated from Empire and the decadent old ruling classes. Orwell specified that the revolutionary regime may keep on the royal family as a national symbol, though sweeping away the rest of the British aristocracy.

‘The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius’

This material remains under copyright and is reproduced by kind permission of the Orwell Estate and Penguin Books. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. Most of them, I have no doubt, are kind-hearted law-abiding men who would never dream of committing murder in private life. On the other hand, if one of them succeeds in blowing me to pieces with a well-placed bomb, he will never sleep any the worse for it. He is serving his country, which has the power to absolve him from evil.

FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. An essay by George Orwell expressing his opinions on the situation in wartime Britain. The title alludes to the heraldic supporters appearing in the full royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The essay was first published on 19 February as the first volume of a series edited by T. It expressed his opinion that the outdated British class system was hampering the war effort, and that in order to defeat Nazi Germany, Britain needed a socialist revolution.

He became disillusioned with British imperialism and left the service in He returned to Europe and lived in poverty for a number of years in London and Paris. Beginning in , he began to write as a journalist for various magazines and in , published his first book, Down and Out in London and Paris , which dealt with his experiences during those years. He took part in the Spanish Civil War in and witnessed atrocities on both sides, but was especially apalled by the Communists. He became a fervent anti-Communist which would show itself in his later writings. In , he published The Road to Wigan Pier , which again dealt with his years of poverty in Europe.


A man of the stamp of Bottomley or Lloyd George could perhaps have brought a real British Fascist movement into existence. But such leaders only appear when​.


The Lion and the Unicorn

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The lion and the unicorn

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The lion and the unicorn

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