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Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last communist general secretary, called for a new American "revolution" — also calling it a "perestroika," or government restructuring — in an editorial published Wednesday in The Sydney Morning Herald .
"Some have reacted with understanding. Others have objected, sometimes sarcastically, suggesting that I want the United States to experience upheaval, just like the former Soviet Union. In my country, particularly caustic reactions have come from the opponents of perestroika, people with short memories and a deficit of conscience," the former Soviet leader wrote.
Originally posted by warrenb
Russia obviously overlooks what their socialism does to its population. While there are more people with money, much more go hungry and all sorts of abuses or abuse all sorts of bad stuff (alcohol/drugs) to cope. In principle socialism works but in reality it cannot because of the ability for those in power to take advantage. In any event democracy, socialism, theocracy...they all look the same today don't they?
on a side note...
It's funny that recently (last year) there was an MSM resurgence in the term a new "cold war" but as soon as the economy started flip flopping like John Kerry and GWB jr/sr then it was all forgotten