Talk:The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

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Excerpt[edit]

This is the opening paragraph, except for the first sentence. My books are in storage, but I believe it says "As I write, Germans overhead are trying to kill me". I wonder why this was omitted. SimonTrew (talk) 21:35, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Greetings SimonTrew - have just added the inline citation from my Penguin edition of "Collected Essays". It may be that you have an earlier verison which might have been less politically correct, in which case it might be interesting to cite it as a footnote. That said, GO certainly wouldn't have minced words, but methinks the phrase "highly civilized human beings" does seem in keeping with what I would imagine him to have used in that context.--Technopat (talk) 12:58, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Just reverted another edit which removed an excerpt that clearly defines GO's thoughts - as expressed on paper. --Technopat (talk) 12:47, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikiquote[edit]

I can't see what is so notable about the trivial remark below that distinguishes it as a candidate for Wikiquote.

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If no one can explain why, I propose that it is should no longer appear here. Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 00:18, 7 April 2011 (UTC)