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Libertarian headhunters

Over on The Fly Bottle blogista Will Wilkinson writes about Totalitarian Chic.

Resistance is futile. You will be commodified. Attack us with ideology and we will sell it as nostalgia.

It reminds me of someone catching sight of my collection of pretty enameled Soviet Political Activists Pins, Red Army Hats and ‘Heroic Soviet Worker’ posters. As he was well aware of my anti-communist background, I saw his eyebrows raise. Heading off his question I interjected.

Headhunters keep the severed heads of their enemies as trophies.

He understood immediately.

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