Quote of the week

Now you cannot understand anything about fascist doctrine if you do not understand that their central claim was that liberalism is antidemocratic; in other words, the fascists claimed that liberal institutions cannot represent the will of the people. They further claimed that their typical institutions, particularly the party, were more effective means to represent the will of the people. So fascists were “authoritarian democrats.”

Dylan Riley
Jacobin
17 December 2007

Virus in the ANC, but…..

President Thabo Mbeki yesterday stated in his speech before the Polokwane conference that there was a virus in the ANC that was destroying it.

In response to this unfortunate turn of phrase, my friend Justin commented that this begged two crucial questions:

1. Does this virus cause a syndrome?
2. Does showering help prevent its transmission.

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