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George orwells reflections of Gandhi

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anyone ever read it from essays.

saints are guilty until proven innocent.I think orwell has the statue to discuss gandhi in a realistic way something that anyone in the mainstream media doesent really do somehow people like gandhi and nelson mandela are beyond criticism.

"At the same time there is reason to think that Gandhi, who after all was born in 1869, did not understand the nature of totalitarianism and saw everything in terms of his own struggle against the British government. "


Gandhi's idea of non violence his whole philosophy needs people to be able to hear of the problems as orwell says how can you reason with lunatics.


he believed in “arousing the world”, which is only possible if the world gets a chance to hear what you are doing. It is difficult to see how Gandhi's methods could be applied in a country where opponents of the regime disappear in the middle of the night and are never heard of again. Without a free press and the right of assembly, it is impossible not merely to appeal to outside opinion, but to bring a mass movement into being, or even to make your intentions known to your adversary. Is there a Gandhi in Russia at this moment? And if there is, what is he accomplishing? The Russian masses could only practise civil disobedience if the same idea happened to occur to all of them simultaneously, and even then, to judge by the history of the Ukraine famine, it would make no difference.


http://www.orwell.ru/library/reviews/gandhi/english/e_gandhi
 
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