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Berkoff on Putin, Ukraine and Brecht
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2022, 08:25:59 PM »
Steven on recent events in Ukraine.

As Russian leader Vladimir Putin appears to be playing from the Hitler playbook one cannot be more acutely aware of such ‘gangster’ politics than Bertolt Brecht in his formidable play ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’, 1941, when in the final lines he writes;

“If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldn’t always end up on our arse…..
Don’t yet rejoice in his defeat you men
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard
The bitch that brought him is in heat again!”

This is the source
https://www.facebook.com/steven.berkoff.7/posts/10158962552032872