Delenda Est Carthago

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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


I tried to read The Gulag Archipelago, I really did

But I couldn't finish it. I couldn't even get 100 pages into it. Does this make me a bad person who loves Commies?

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Blogger Harvey Jerkwater said...

No, the fact that you drive a bright red Trabant with a bumper sticker that says "My Other Car is a T-88 Tank, and Come the Revolution, Its Treads Will Be Greased by the Blood of the Imperialist Capitalist Parasites" is what makes you a bad person who loves Commies.

That you couldn't finish The Gulag Archipelago just means you're weak. Weak! Or that you have better things to do than slog through a book you don't like. Either's possible.

31/5/06 6:40 AM  
Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

Your inability to read lickspittle Capitalist Roader literature marks you out as an almost certain fellow traveller. Perhaps your dictatorship will be a Marxist one? If so, Harvey's sloganising marks him out as a great candidate for Minister of Propaganda.

31/5/06 8:15 AM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

We've ALWAYS known.

31/5/06 9:14 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Harvey WOULD make a good Minister of Propaganda, especially because I really want that tank! I will incorporate all the good things from all the dictatorships from across the political spectrum into my government. That's why it will endure.

31/5/06 3:47 PM  
Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

While we're at it, can I be your cruel, thin-faced, despotic Head of the Secret Police who gets airbrushed from history following a surprise 4am Politburo reshuffle?

1/6/06 3:59 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

That job is already taken, Mr. Clone, but I suppose I'll give it to you first so that you CAN be airbrushed from history be your replacement!

1/6/06 9:22 AM  
Blogger T. said...

I've always thought of you as a commie.

3/6/06 4:16 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yeah, I figured as much, T.

3/6/06 9:19 PM  
Blogger Deborah Hoffman said...

I couldn't get through it either, and I specialize in this period. Part of it is Solzhenitsyn's long-windedness and rambling, and part is the translation retained too much of Russian stylistics which can be jarring. You could try these though:

Much more gripping. Although I'm biased because I'm the translator.

14/6/06 7:59 PM  
Blogger Deborah Hoffman said...

I shouldn't say "too much" - it just was not a choice I would have made.

14/6/06 8:05 PM  

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