[Ed. – She’s above the age limit of respondents, but we’re laying odds Ocasio-Cortez never heard of these figures either.]
Boris Johnson wrote in this newspaper yesterday that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn hates the profit motive and that they point their fingers at billionaires “with a relish and vindictiveness not seen since Stalin persecuted the kulaks”.
This remark inspired two reactions among Left-wingers on Twitter. One was that the comparison with Stalin was offensive. The other was scorn that Boris had said something which would fail to resonate with the public because they would never have heard of the kulaks. Jess Brammar, a journalist for the Huffington Post website, put it neutrally: “Genuinely interested – do people know what kulaks are?”
The worrying thing is that she is right. No, they certainly do not. …