Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Sunday, 29 January 2012

From this week's 'New Yorker' magazine

"Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.
—more than were in Stalin’s gulags."
[People in the southern states see]
"... the prison system as essentially a slave plantation continued by other means."

1 comment:

Wofl said...

On a different tack altogether, the word 'Magazine' derives from the Arabic word for a storehouse, and first meant this in French and English. Then it meant a storehouse for arms. Then a shop (a storehouse for consumer goods) and finally a weekly, bimensual or monthly publication which was a storehouse of information or tittle-tattle.