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  •  Romania is also having some issues ... (11+ / 0-)

    isn't it? This item stood out in your discussion:

    There were coups (usually by fascists), rising crime, terrible poverty and hunger. There was increadible suffering. Generally speaking, things did not work.
    Yes, the right wing undermines the state and then puts itself forward as the solution to the problems besetting the state.

    It's the refutation of the Naderian argument that things have to get worse before people will be ready for a progressive solution. To the contrary in many instances things getting worse is seen as justification for more of the very policies that cause the problems (e.g., austerity).

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 05:57:56 AM PDT

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