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  •  Gomulka may have been an orthodox Communist, (2+ / 0-)
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    soccergrandmom, Pris from LA

    but nevertheless his rule was, for the Poles, a vast improvement over the super-Stalinist rule of his predecessors like Bierut.

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 09:17:58 AM PDT

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    •  Make no mistake, if Mousavi prevails after (4+ / 0-)
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      lysias, soccergrandmom, Pris from LA, Olon

      recent events it will be a very good thing for everyone even if we must not overstate the changes this will signify for Iranian society.

      How we react to Mousavi (if he prevails) will be important as well.

      "Seeing our planet as a whole, enables one to see our planet as a whole" - Tad Daley

      by Bill White on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 09:25:59 AM PDT

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