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On anarchism, Orwell wrote in The Road to Wigan Pier: " I worked out an anarchistic theory that all government is evil, that the punishment always does more harm than the crime and the people can be trusted to behave decently if you will only let them alone.
" He continued however and argued that " it is always necessary to protect peaceful people from violence.
In any state of society where crime can be profitable you have got to have a harsh criminal law and administer it ruthlessly.

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