2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
On a long cross-country car kourney I cam across a battered copy of this classic work and decided to re-read it for the first time in years. I was glad I did, as it is a book containing hidden depths and with a powerful message warning of the perils of dicing with socialism.
The book centres around a revolt by the animals of 'Manor Farm' against their human oppressors. As the revolution, initially a great success proceeds, the fruits of it are gradually shared on a less equal basis, with the Pigs essentially taking over the pre-eminent roles vacated by the men at the start of the book.
So why does a childish allegory merit so big a score? The about is that it shows the fate… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Australian writer Hal Colebatch, a fervent anglophile takes a slightly unusual look at modern Britain in this short work designed to draw attention to the changes which our society is undergoing and the architects of those changes.
In his eyes, Britain is a country at war - with a cultural nomenclatura of Tony Blair and other ' New left' figures attemting the eradication of almost every traditional British institution. The armed forces,Parliament and the monarchu have all been under attack, and whilst 'Old Labour' may bemoan the Prime Minister's alleged lack of radicalism, this is in fact one of the most visionary and radical governments ever elected in the UK.
The content… Read more