Monday, December 31, 2007

Truth in a fraudulent world

Malcolm Muggeridge went to Stalinist Russia in 1932 as a journalist for the Manchester Guardian. He had to submit his reports to a government censor before they could be sent back to Britain for publication. One day the censor looked his story over, shook his head and said, "You can't say that, because it's true." Muggeridge commented, "It seemed like a basic twentieth-century text."

See Malcolm Muggeridge, Chronicles of Wasted Time: The Green Stick, page 223.