‘The fist,’ asserted a Fascist militant in 1920, ‘is the synthesis of our theory.’
Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism, p. 17 (via waitingforbrodot)
Zeno stretched out his fingers, and showed the palm of his hand, - “Perception,” - he said, - “is a thing like this.”- Then, when he had closed his fingers a little, - “Assent is like this.” - Afterwards, when he had completely closed his hand, and showed his fist, that, he said, was Comprehension. From which simile he also gave that state a new name, calling it katalepsis. But when he brought his left hand against his right, and with it took a firm and tight hold of his fist: - “Knowledge” - he said, was of that character
Apples and oranges, I know, but still found this interesting/amusing.