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    I've greatly enjoyed your diary and romping through the comments.

    I thought to check out some Czech online magazine articles about Ronnie and it was like turning over a rock. I guess the fans of the face of the Iran-Contra debacle are out there in greater numbers than I had suspected-- what can I say, my own ignorance of the ignorance of others knows no bounds.

    Still, most folks entering the fray in the comments section who bothered to post anything really specific, like a fact-- were firmly against the tide of Reagan's admirers. And the majority of comments seemed to be a more reasonable weighing of Reagan's role, intended or not, in bringing the era of the USSR to an end.  

    I'd doubt that it's entirely a generational thing-- some of my friends were involved in the events of 1968. One of my professors actually had her baby grabbed out of her arms by some idiot Russian soldier riding a tank and she had to chase the tank through the streets to finally get her infant son back-- hours later. She's a very well-read and educated person, an author of several books on art education, and she's got no love for politicians of any stripe or flavor.

    I think I'll have to take an informal survey of my friends and ask them more directly what their opinions are of the US Presidents whose terms of office they've lived through.

    I might be surprised.

    Czech politics is at an interesting point these days. Disenchantment, despair, anger, apathy, and a few grumbles for sweeping changes. The old communists have had a surge in popularity and the once optimistic energy of the revolution seems to have been entirely stifled by the seemingly endless parade of corruption scandals. Living in interesting times ...

    Saving the elusive werelynx though swag.

    by Marko the Werelynx on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 02:38:36 AM PDT

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