Friday, 6 July 2012

Orwell's heirs

The latest edition of Socialist History contains a particularly extensive review of Familiar Strangers in which Will Boisseau presents an interesting parallel scenario between the churches and "...British socialists, who rejected vegetarianism for fear of being out of touch with the general electorate, particularly in rural areas. Moreover, both movements were worried about an economy of sympathy, in which the public's compassion could not stretch to concern for both down-trodden humans and animals." I'm inclined to take that precept a stage further and suggest that certain Christian journals - such as the 'thinking Catholic digest' - would prefer to dwell on just about anything other than their ethical relationship with creation these days.

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