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  •  excellent diary (15+ / 0-)

    I especially like how you leave it to the reader to draw the obvious conclusion of the next nation where this will happen. Ineffective "bipartisan" or "technocratic" governing styles are having an unintended effect:  they are nourishing grievances real and imagined.

    A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

    by eightlivesleft on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:59:18 AM PDT

    •  Next up might be Spain (4+ / 0-)

      Although their next election isn't for awhile, so someone else might cut in front.

      “Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” - President Thomas Jefferson

      by gjohnsit on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 07:36:20 AM PDT

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      •  in spain (1+ / 0-)
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        they have both a still strong going peoples movement (for lack of a better term), the 15M / Puerta del Sol .. those who were at the pivot of translating the Arab spark to the West. And they had quite a significant left wing radicalisation giving growth to the IU (Izquierda Unida, United Left) party. But they just had their elections - so whatever the people do, the right wingers and their patriarchal/nepotist, church sanctioned vision of society is now firmly in control. That will not change any time soon. For the sake of the spanish society, one might hope that the economic crisis there drags on long enough to prevent thhe right wingers to throw themselves into the mold of economic saviours - because then civil liberality might be finished for a generation.

        •  and it's only been back for a generation (0+ / 0-)

          Every time I've been there I keep reminding myself that the Franco era is relatively recent, having only ended in the 1970s.  I've never heard anyone speak of it favorably, though, unlike in Chile where (as of the late 1990s) it remained socially acceptable to say that the period of military dictatorship helped the country.

          A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

          by eightlivesleft on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:40:52 PM PDT

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