By Stephen Ingle
Stephen Ingle is Professor on the Politics division, collage of Stirling. His major educational pursuits are within the courting among politics and literature and in hostile (two get together) politics, specifically within the united kingdom.
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2 Whatever attitude Orwell might have entertained on boarding the Herefordshire, he could have had no notion of the reality awaiting him. At the time, he was one of some ninety British police ofﬁcers responsible for maintaining civil order in a country that generally despised its British masters. Newsinger reports that a revolutionary nationalism had begun to make its presence felt in the 1920s,3 though on nothing like the same scale as in India. 5 Old Etonian Christopher Hollis visited him in 1925 and found him to be a man divided between the conventional imperial policeman and the radical critic of imperialism.
His was a bipolar monochrome world: black and white but no greys. Grey was the casuist’s colour.
111 He made two speciﬁc points: the German birth rate had been raised to ‘unheard-of’ levels under Hitler and the same had happened earlier in Kemalist Turkey. A statistician replied two weeks later saying that as a matter of fact Orwell was entirely wrong about Germany and that there were no reliable sources at all to support his claim for Kemalist Turkey. ’ Indeed, many Tribune readers were upset by what they took to be the frivolousness of some articles and the bias of others. 112 Orwell had asserted, typically, ‘the general consensus seems to be that the only American soldiers with decent manners are Negroes’.