Monday, 10 May 2010


It goes like this. The idea of family is formed. The family is extended
into those on your side. The idea of silence and patronage becomes
real. The people under their influence are ‘protected’. Illicit forms of
enterprise are begun. Enemies are fought and destroyed. Yes, that’s
Mafia – but also Medieval Monarchy. And they say Feudalism is dead.

© Anthony North, 2010

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