"Capitalists wil sell us the rope..." (Lenin?)

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Mon Mar 26 20:14:17 UTC 2007

I can't find this in the Yale Book of Quotations. It's discussed right now  
on Little Green Footballs. A quick check shows a 1955 citation on  
Stalin famously said, “When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the  
rope we use.” (Or maybe it was _Lenin_ 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot) .)
Actually it was Lenin who said "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with  
which we will hang them."
_They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and  Misleading 
Attributions - Page 64_ 
by Paul F. Boller - 1990
113  CAPITALISTS-SELL-ROPE QUOTE "The capitalists will sell us  the rope with 
to hang them." There may be truth in the  much-quoted remark that Lenin is ...
29 March 1955, Tri City Herald (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland,  Washington), pg. 
_U.S. Providing Reds With Rope To Hang West_
_Lenin Sneers_
_Of Old_
_May Come True_

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