This is a cross post. It was originally published on Harry’s Place on July 10th 2012, 9:00 am
In a blog post last week I commented upon a NUS executive member who identified an important difference between anti-Zionist activists spending money in Israel and Zionist tourists spending money in the same country. I noted that it reminded me of the differences between capitalist lobotomies and socialist lobotomies in Cuba. Paul Bogdanor has brought to my attention a further important difference – one identified in Mozambique in 1983:
Officials repeatedly say that Frelimo flogging is different from colonial flogging because “it serves the people and not the oppressors”.