Friday, October 05, 2007

Prejudice

It doesn't really do to have a revolutionary who's too plump

Isabel Hilton discusses the making of Che Guevara into an icon, but overlooks this cruel slur.

5 comments:

Jura Watchmaker said...
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Jura Watchmaker said...

Come the revolution, spinach and feta pies will be free at the point of consumption.

Freens In Springburn said...

Most representations of Bakunin suggest he might have had a fair few deep-fried Mars Bars in his time. Hard to tell with Kropotkin given all the facial foliage....

Transmontanus said...

Have a look at the Independent, where Johann Hari and George Galloway come to different conclusions about Che. Funny thing is the newspaper's website accidentally runs Galloway's opinion word for word under Hari's byline (if they haven't fixed it yet). One thing I'll say for Galloway's piece is that for once, somebody's got Che's name right: Ernesto Guevara Lynch.

unaha-closp said...

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