The Road to Social Democracy

Foreword by Dr Eamonn Butler Who are the intellectual successors of the powerful viewpoint expressed by George Orwell - that most influential of twentieth-century writers? Conservatives cite in their favour Orwell's penetrating anti-totalitarianism. Socialists, on the other hand, point to his hatred of the class system and his strong instinct to side with the underprivileged.

The contributors to this publication argue that Orwell would not sit easily between the political divides of the present day. Yet they believe that much of his work betrays, at the very deepest level, the very same concerns and principles that have led to emergence of the Social Democratic Party - a party that has been a rallying point for those, who like Orwell, have shrunk back from the totalitarian implications of so-called 'radical policies'...

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