Quote of the Day

I hadn’t heard this quote from the Great Communicator and thought I’d pass it along:

How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

[Via: Quote Details: Ronald Reagan: How do you tell… – The Quotations Page]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. I’ll tell you one thing he isn’t. He isn’t the sort of person who uses other people’s site as an advertising platform without seeking their specific approval. Keep your ads somewhere else or cut me in on the take.

  2. I thought an anticommunist was more like McCarthy: less of an inthelectual, more the rope and torch kind of thinker. Can one understand Marx and Lenin when one spells like George W Bush?

  3. Wouldn’t one need to read us first understand us? If so, according to the definition they also are communists. This sounds like an internal contradiction to your reasoning
    KM

  4. In response to PI, I always find it ironic, considering the enourmous death count directly attributable to Marxism, that people would accuse a moron like McCarthy of being the real lyncher.

    And to Mr. Marx himself: The implication of the quote was that many people read Marx and Lenin, but few understand them. Not that you can understand without reading. In that context, I think it is overwhelmingly true.

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