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to your post. And it actually supports the point that you make there. It was the phrase "welfare democracy."  For some reason I recoiled at that. People in the US are so programmed to have negative reactions to the word "welfare."  But what is wrong about the state caring about the welfare of its inhabitants?  I don't know if my initial reaction is indicative of the cultural differences I first wrote about, or just the result of Republican brain-washing--not that I ever thought myself susceptible to that.

La vie n'est de soi ni bien ni mal, elle est la place du bien et du mal selon que vous faites.
by Time Waits for no Woman (time.waits_at_gmail.com) on Fri Oct 14th, 2005 at 10:14:06 PM EST
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