Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Permited vs Prohibited (USA vs USSR)

In the "Notebooks" Sergei Dovlatov formulated the distinction between the USSR and
U.S. with a well-known aphorism of the relationship between the permitted and
prohibited. this aphorism sounds for the USSR and as for the U.S. like: All that is not prohibited is permitted(USA) and All that is not permitted is prohibited(USSR)