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  •  I actually admire him very much (6+ / 0-)

    Besides the fact that I've seen other arguments that the comment was in a playful context, his work ever since has impressed me. Years ago, I saw him (as Kwame Ture) late in his life speak to privileged private college students where I taught, and his liveliness and brains helped them actually see connections between corporate selling and thinking that they had come up with those ideas on their own.

    Besides, my experience of the men's New Left movement at the beginning of New Wave feminism is that there were a lot more horrible people around than just one. I think in fact it's a mark of his real gift with rhetoric that his quotation is the one that's remembered.


    A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

    by kestrel sparhawk on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 05:08:38 PM PST

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    •  Forgot to mention (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Ezekiel in Exile

      I wondered if perhaps you hadn't seen the first footnote (below the bug) where I talk about Casey Hayden's version of it. I spent some time trying to track the quote backward, since I'd heard the claim that it was a smart ass comment in context, despite the very-well documented reality that he actually said it.


      A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

      by kestrel sparhawk on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 09:43:42 PM PST

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