Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ambiguities of Politics, and a Recycled Joke

My friend Rebekah, who knows a lot about Turkey, recalls how
...Erdoğan is always saying that he had to send his daughters to the US universities to study so they can wear headscarves to school.
Recalls to mind the one my friend Taxmom used to tell back in the 80s, about the African potentate who sent his kid to University in Moscow.  Why don't you send him to Oxford, a friend asked.  Oh I would, he said, but I don't want them to get all those socialist ideas.

Wouldn't be surprised if there is a version involving Helena the mother of Constantine.

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