January 24th, 2013

Quote of the Day

To mark the New Statesman’s George Orwell week, here is the man himself on the Staggers:

“An adolescent in a Glasgow slum worships Al Capone. An aspiring pupil at a business college worships Lord Nuffield. A New Statesman reader worships Stalin. There is a difference in intellectual maturity, but none in moral outlook.”


5 Comments

  1. 1
    AJStrang says:

    1st

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    • 2
      La' says:

      Wonder what Orwell would say about people that worship Billy?

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    • 3
      all corruption is the same meme says:

      anyone other than eg nietzsche appropriating the great man
      to flog a moral outlook
      doth not know him
      or their failing

      dear guido
      i doubt he would back you

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      • 4
        hoarse anti 'pig-farmer' says:

        agreed
        if ever there was a blog where all are equal but some more than others
        or where the swines have taken over the asylumfarmhouse
        this must be it

        a blog where the real work horse is thrashed and worked to death
        etc

        animal ****

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  2. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Ignore the modern day stalinists Guido. Great quote

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