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Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 25/06/1903
Date of Death: 29/01/1950


 

George Orwell Quotes > The nationalist not only does...

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The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
George Orwell

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