Political jokes

The following jokes are from No Laughing Matter by Steven Lukes
of Oxford and Itzhak Gelnoor of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The selections are from the June 5, 1989 issue of Newsweek (review
by George F. Will).

Little Boy: What will communism be like when perfected?

His Father: Everyone will have what he needs.

LB: But what if there is a shortage of meat?

HF: There will be a sign in the butcher shop saying, No one needs
meat today.

Deng Xiaoping tells Gorbachev that three demands must be met before
relations can improve. First, China wants 100 million tons of coal.
Agreed, says Gorbachev. And 20 new ships. Done, says Gorbachev.
And a million bicycles. Impossible, says Gorbachev. But why?
asks Deng. Because, says Gorbachev, the Poles dont make bicycles.

Khrushchev says to Zhou Enlai, The difference between the Soviet
Union and China is that I rose to power from the peasant class,
whereas you came from the privileged Mandarin class. Zhou replies,
True. But there is this similarity. Each of us is a traitor to his

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