"Running dogs" is specifically a Chinese term, which those of us who
remember the revolutionary struggles there in the 1920s learned from
translated Chinese political writings at that time. It has no parallel
in Russian culture.
Jesse Lemisch wrote:
> This seems a useful correction. But are we sure this terminology didn't have
> Soviet origins?
> Jesse Lemisch
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tom Nagy, Ph.D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 7:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [sixties-l] Lying by Deconcontextualizing-- LBJ's Tape on
> > Carrol,
> > Thanks for the correction thought I could have sworn I had it right.
> > best,
> > Tom
> > Carrol Cox wrote:
> > > nagy wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I "running lacky dogs" (to use the salubrious phrase from the 60s .
> > > >
> > >
> > > Ahem. Let's be precise in our memories. :-)
> > >
> > > "Lackeys and running dogs" was the phrase (copied from the Chinese).
> > >
> > > Incidentally, I never did know the fact behind the image of "running
> > > dogs"; I've always associated it with the coach dogs of aristocrats in
> > > the west, but I don't know what the source was in China.
> > >
> > > Carrol
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