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Samizdata quote of the day

If Hobsbawm had been an unrepentant Nazi, I doubt he’d be getting so many tributes. Strange how that works out.

– Samizdata commenter ‘Vinegar Joe’

5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Tedd

    I suspect that a person could get pretty far in politics in most countries by being a national socialist, so long as they avoided that name and toned down the anti-semitism. The idea of socializing human beings instead of banks and factories doesn’t seem all that far from current mainstream political thinking, for example. Nor is blaming bankers for our economic troubles. A half-way clever professor of poli sci could probably update Mein Kampf and have a best-seller on his hands.

    Am I being too cynical?

  • Am I being too cynical?


  • Laird

    Tedd, you may be on to something there. Might be a way to make a quick few bucks (or whatever your currency of choice is!). I’d use a pseudonym, though.

  • Tedd

    I’d use a pseudonym, though.

    “Dickie Hilter?”

  • Paul Marks

    Good post – good comments.