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Harry wrong, Putin right?

In Political governance on 20/05/2017 at 5:14 am

OK, Putin in 1991 when he was working for the mayor of St Petersburg.

Harry believed in the iron fist but in 1991 Putin said it would lead to  “totalitarianism”.

“But the danger lies not in the law enforcement organs, nor in the state security services nor in the police – and not even in the army. The danger lies in our own mentality. We all think – and even I think it sometimes – that if we bring order with an iron fist, life will be easier, more comfortable and safer. But in reality, we won’t be comfortable for long: the iron fist will soon strangle us all.”

But when Putin became top dog, he too believed in the “iron fist”.

Why liddat?

Many yrs ago the BBC asked LKY (when he was about to step down as MM) why he changed his views on issues like freedom of speech. He replied, laughingly, that there was a difference in running a country and juz talking about running a country. And that he learnt this the hard way courtesy of the British.

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