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You’re All the Same – “The Spy Who Came in From The Cold” – John LeCarre

November 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Communism, Electoralism, Ideology, Means and Ends, Politics

“It makes you the same,” Liz continued; “the same as Mundt and all the rest… . I should know, I was the one who was kicked about, wasn’t I? By them, by you because you don’t care. Only Fiedler didn’t. But the rest of you… you all treated me as if I was… nothing… just currency to pay with…. You’re all the same, Alec.”

“Oh Liz,” he said desperately, “for God’s sake believe me. I hate it, I hate it all, Fm tired. But it’s the world, it’s mankind that’s gone mad. We’re a tiny price to pay … but everywhere’s the same, people cheated and misled, whole lives thrown away, people shot and in prison, whole groups and classes of men written off for nothing. And you, your Party—God knows it was built on the bodies of ordinary people. You’ve never seen men die as I have, Liz… .”

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