Analysis Of The Article ' The Roads Road Serfdom ' By Theodore Dalrymple
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From the article “The Roads to Serfdom,” the writer Theodore Dalrymple outlined complex points towards why most people who lived in Britain during world war II would argue that time to be the best time of their lives. He went ahead to elaborate on the basis by which most of those people draw their conclusion from. The very first exotic point he made was the fact that most people “allowed the tendency of time to burnish their unpleasant memories with a patina of romance.” Theodore summed this statement as “extraordinary,” the term could not be misused any further. This period we speak of was a of the world greatest grief, sorrow, pitiful, suffering, and great calamity. With the data dating back to WWII, not enough date supports that The…show more content…
So, when the written made that conclusion of British claiming the WWII period to be the best period of their lives, I don’t see any concrete data that enhances that statement. In contrast, I would call that period the era when the Britain lost its world power and economics superiority.
In this same article by Dalrymple, the economist from the London School of Economics, Sir Beveridge with the concept of reconstruction ideas came up with several social welfares that the state needs to adopt. The very first one on the list was the abolition of “want.” The idea here was that after the war that Britain should be able to provide above the minimum standard of living to its citizens. Want which is the very first giant to reconstruction is partly, if not completely tired to the fifth giant which is Idleness. So, if wants to increase after the war, why then did “most Britain’s” said that the period after the WWII was “the best period of their life?”
On one hand, Dalrymple criticism of Orwell socialism idea was insightful but, it failed to see a bigger picture of the Orwell’s plan. Multiple times, he made references to Nazi Germany, stating that Orwell adopted its socialistic idea from Germany. With many different points to find and attest to a reason why this idea would lead to a totalitarian government, he cited Hayek words “wartime unity of purpose was atypical; in more normal times, people had a far greater, indeed an infinite, variety of