pithy quotes

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Sep 17 06:16:21 PDT 1998

In his New York Times column today, William Safire quotes a remark made by Vaclav Havel - once beautifully described by Alexander Cockburn as a "sententious faker" - at his joint press conference with Bill Clinton yesterday: "Better an ill Russia than a healthy Soviet Union."

Yesterday's Financial Times had a picture of a graffito on a wall in St Petersburg - "Out of money? Kill a bank director," signed with a hammer and sickle.


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