"MacBride" (this is one of several jokes about Jews who think it will make a difference to change their names) and has come to collect on a large overdue loan for "Levy, Levy and Levy." Though obviously unclubbable
, he is funny and smart, quick to grasp the situation and to offer assistance when the murdered man is discovered.
(8) According to these accounts, Orwell was initially committed to the role of the colonial policeman, living the part of a pukka sahib, a British colonizer, "although remaining bookish and unclubbable
." (9) Unlike most servants of the Empire, Orwell immersed himself in the culture and languages of the Raj.
151) and to the exclusion of those involved in developing the system 'for being too clever in a national culture which suspects cleverness or for being "unclubbable
" when judged by establishment norms'.
But in this world, the combination of Burnham's ferocious intellectual independence and unclubbable
heterodoxy long ago consigned him to the unglamorous limbo that established opinion reserves for those who challenge its pieties too forcefully.