Writing about History

A little quote from Michael Burleigh’s book Third Reich:

Also, Burleigh tells of the brief existence of the Bavarian Soviet Republic. It started experiencing milk shortages immediately, and the progressive authorities needed to come up with a narrative to justify it. “The only people who drink milk are bourgeois children!” they proclaimed. “And if they die, that’s a good thing. They will only grow up to oppress the working classes, so what’s the problem with them dying off now?”

I love Burleigh’s writing style, and I’m thinking I might have to switch to the English original because the Spanish translation doesn’t do him justice.

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