Here Zorba points out the choices his boss has to make, since you can’t prattle about socialism and be a capitalist at the same time, or at least not without some hypocrisy.

See him also put his boss in his place as far as mental development is concerned.

“Look here, boss, do stop meddling.  As fast as I build, you destroy.  Now what are all those things you were telling them today? Socialism and rubbish!  Are you a preacher or a capitalist?  You must make up your mind!”


Source: Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. Carl Wildman, Faber & Faber, p. 57-58


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