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D7_bohs
22-06-2006, 08:37 PM
In "Brendan Behan's Island' he quote Lenin approvingly to the effect that the aim of all politics should be the abolition of the village idiot =- problem is, googling doesn't reveal a source, and i wouldn't put it past BB to invent it and attribute to Lenin for a bit of borrowed authority. can anyone authenticate it? - it's a great line, mind

owen
23-06-2006, 06:09 PM
maybe its a misquote of the bit about how capitalism abolishes 'rural idiocy' in this...?
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/bookcovers/18thbrumaire-lg.jpg

sherief
30-06-2006, 03:37 AM
Perhaps Lenin said that the goal of all politics was the abolition of the state and the installment of generic communism. That's what Badiou paraphrases (?) in the Metapolitics