«...a tale from Morocco about a university graduate who, unable to find a real job, set himself up as a street shoe-shiner. He was duly arrested for political agitation because he kept his degree certificate on show, along with his polish and brushes.»
--"Attack on pax: Gandhi's model of non-violent resistance has met with suspicion and repression in the Middle East, writes Brian Whitaker"
I wonder if anyone's translated Kafka into Arabic.
Meanwhile, later in that article:
«Winston Churchill could scarcely contain his apoplexy at "the nauseating and humiliating spectacle" of this "seditious fakir, [Gandhi] striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceroy's palace, there to negotiate a parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor."»
Zing! Take that, under-dressed people!
Also, that reminds me of the episode of Time Squad where the guys have to go back in time and stop Winston Churchill from changing history by being an exhibitionist. Aaah, good tiiiiimes!