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I didn't get to read the article (link didn't seem to work), so if that's what he meant, then I agree with that sentiment.

I just disagree with the view that the left as a whole is  putting its' collective head in the sand with respect to globalization (which may be a mis-interpretation of what he is saying). Some people are, sure, but others are trying to deal with it.

by TGeraghty on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 10:26:33 AM EST
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And some people are taking advantage of it. Without mobile communications, the internet and cheap travel the anti-globalization movement would not exist as a global movement. It would be a collection of disconnected pockets of discontent.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 10:36:29 AM EST
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What Dany Cohn-bendit means is that too many people from the French left haven't yet acknowledged the fact that we live in a market-based economy and stick to an old model of state-run economy. I am afraid he's right!
 

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 04:21:53 PM EST
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