George Orwell, "The Art of Donald McGill," The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters
, II: My Country Right or Left, 1940-1943
(1968; rpt. Boston: David R. Godine, 2000), pp. 155-165 (at 164):
read the proclamations of generals before battle, the speeches of fuehrers and prime
ministers, the solidarity songs of public schools and left-wing political parties, national
anthems, Temperance tracts, papal encyclicals and sermons against gambling and
contraception, without seeming to hear in the background a chorus of raspberries from all
the millions of common men to whom these high sentiments make no appeal.