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borges on dictatorship

jorge luis borges denounced the regime of fascist juan perón after he took over argentina in 1946
"Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy."

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borges on dictatorship 20.Jan.2005 11:15

Ireneo Funes

Borges is one of my favorite writers, but he's not the guy to go to for political wisdom.

He supported Pinochet, after all.