In the previous post I mentioned how a line in a Langston Hughes poem was changed in communist Poland from “And the slime in hotel spittoons: / Part of my life” to “The slime in hotel spittoons / That’s my life.”

As it happens, “That’s my life,” is a phrase that might reverberate with some today: Noam Chomsky uses it in discussing the Guardian‘s hatchet job on him.

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