Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New feature on Histomat: Quote me happy!

We set out to establish a democracy, but we’re slowly realising we will have some form of Islamic republic. That process is being repeated all over.
- Anonymous US official, August 2005, speaking to the Washington Post about Iraq’s future.

I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.
- Henry Kissinger, June 1970, speaking about Chile. On September 11th 1973, the US orchestrated a bloody military coup in Chile, led by General Augusto Pinochet.



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