On the morning of January 7, 19–, the leadership of
the New Order convened to draw up battle plans against
a grave threat to Krinskyite ideology and power — a forensic
psychiatrist and his insinuations. The General Secretary of the Party
sat at the head of the conference table and opened
the meeting. “Comrades,” he began, “according to our sources, J.
Raben has questioned the originality of Krinsky. He has slandered
all that is dear to us.” The Minister of Internal
Paradox issued his decree. Raben should be exiled for life.
His crime? Ironic innuendo. The hooligan was out of control.
Paraphrases from the article “The Exile Returns” by David Remnick.