whose quote is"one's terrorist is other man's freedom fighter"?

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    3 years ago

    That line was used in the Broadway show "Beyond the Fringe" in 1963. I have the LP and I think the entire show is on Youtube. In a skit, Prince Philip is giving his reaction to having attended a celebration of Kenya's independence and wondering how Jomo Kenyatta went from being a Mau Mau terrorist to becoming a freedom fighter. He found it hard to tell the difference, "especially when he has you by the throat".

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    3 years ago

    "In his book, The Tyranny of Cliches, Jonah Goldberg goes on a rant against the phrase, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," writing, "It is simply absurd to contend that because people may argue over who is or is not a terrorist that it is therefore impossible to make meaningful distinctions between terrorists and freedom fighters."

    -from The Atlantic, May 16, 2012

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