One of the reasons why I think communism is dreadful
«’You are very clever,’ Liz observed approaching her.
‘I am a worker,’ the woman replied acidly. ‘The concept of brain workers must be destroyed. There are no categories, only workers; no antithesis between physical and mental labour. Haven’t you read Lenin?’
‘Then the people in this prison are intellectuals?’
The woman smiled. ‘Yes,’ she said ‘they are reactionaries who call themselves progressive: they defend the individual against the state. Do you know what Khrushchev said about the counter-revolution in Hungary?’
‘He said it would never have happened if a couple of writers had been shot in time.’»
«The spy who came in from the cold», John le Carré, Hooder, pp. 210