Monday, October 26, 2009

Mark Steyn on "Mao Ze Dunn" conformity

Life is full of irony. Steyn (and Krauthammer) see a point others have missed -- it's not the who of her quote, it's the what:

"Anita Dunn, the [White House] Communications Director commending Mao Zedong as a role model to graduating high school students, would seem an obvious loon. But the point about Mao, as Charles Krauthammer noted, is that he was the most ruthless imposer of mass conformity in modern history: In Mao's China, everyone wore the same clothes. So when Communications Commissar Mao Ze Dunn starts berating Fox News for not getting into the same Maosketeer costumes as the rest of the press corps, you begin to see why the Chairman might appeal to her as a favorite 'political philosopher'."

Read the whole thing. In fact, read Krauthammer's "Fox Wars" column.


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