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With all the interesting political discussions these days, I read about a word I hadn't seen used before, but I imagine you all have: Quisling. It means traitor and refers to Vidkun Quisling , who in WWII collaborated with the enemy. Have you heard of it? Used it? Is it similar to the term "Benedict Arnold." That's what I've always used.
 
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Yes. I'm familiar with it - both in its specific meaning referring to Quisling and the wider use to mean traitor where I have often herd it attached to Lord Haw-Haw.
 
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Well, we're having fun with it here, that's for sure. Here is Borowitz on Benedict Arnold's perspective.
 
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The term used to be common. During the "Red Scare" of the 1950s it was used often.

Borowitz lumps Judas Iscariot in with the traitors. There's one school of thought among religious types that says that he was put up to it by Jesus himself as something that had to be done.
 
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Borowitz is a humorist so a little poetic license is understandable. He sure keeps me going these days.
 
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