The Left

Differences II

In a blog post last week I commented upon a NUS executive member who identified an important difference between anti-Zionist activists spending money in Israel and Zionist tourists spending money in the same country. I noted that it reminded me of the differences between capitalist lobotomies and socialist lobotomies in Cuba. Paul Bogdanor has brought to my attention a further important difference – one identified in Mozambique in 1983:

Officials repeatedly say that Frelimo flogging is different from colonial flogging because “it serves the people and not the oppressors”.

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