2013/01/18

Two steps forward, one step back

Chez Lenox, not to be confused in any way or to the slightest degree with Lenin, whose typically deranged pamphlet, One step forward, two steps back, is here. Comrade Vladimir doesn't address our particular theme, but those interested in the recent roots of Iberian politics may inspect with interest the mud he throws in the great bitchfight 'Over whether it was enough to stipulate in the programme the equality of all citizens irrespective of sex, etc., and language, or whether it was necessary to stipulate “freedom of language”, or “equality of languages”.' My pamphlet for today: Screwing with language is fun as long as it's a matter for private enterprise, but things are apt to end in tears when the state starts poking its oar.

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