Dictators’ literature

On his travels through the internet Quadrant’s Deputy Editor got lost in a fascinating website devoted to neglected books.

It’s well worth visiting.

There is a special section for Dictatorial Literature with enthralling passages from Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong Il plus extracts from the works of Türkmenbashi (Leader of all the Turkmens), Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Enver Hoxha, and the usual Marxist butchers.

Who knew Gaddifi had so much gynaecological wisdom?

Kim Jong Il, On the Art of the Cinema:

A director, however talented, cannot imagine a new and audacious cinematic presentation if he does not know the Party’s policies well.

Muammar Gaddafi, Green Book:

Women are females and men are males. According to gynaecologists, women menstruate every month or so, while men, being male, do not menstruate or suffer during the monthly period. A woman, being a female, is naturally subject to monthly bleeding. When a woman does not menstruate, she is pregnant. If she is pregnant, she becomes, due to pregnancy, less active for about a year, which means that all her natural activities are seriously reduced until she delivers her baby…. The man, on the other hand, neither conceives nor breast-feeds. End of gynaecological statement!

Source: Dictatorial Literature 

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