A Georgian joke

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 7 March 2012

იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე სტალინი

In a letter to the Guardian yesterday alluding to the comfortable but contested victory (64% of the vote) by Vlad Putin in the presidential elections in Russia on 4 March 2012, Jeff Smith, a reader from Wales, highlighted a remark by that well-known Georgian ex-seminarian Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, also known as Stalin:

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything.”



You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

 1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Das Vierte Reich/The Fourth Reich (6 Feb 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

5. What would Gandhi have said? (30 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.


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