No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be happy to let you make decisions. But sometimes you might make wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?
I have read about the brutal humanitarian consequences of Stalinist Russia through the lens and cultural interpretations of several authors mentioned herein, including Milosz, Pasternak, Havel and Solzhenitsyn. They have all taught me, and reinforced for me, as a schoolteacher, that George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ is deservedly required reading in so many classrooms around the world.
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.