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The logic of this argument (which I largely agree with) is that the demise of the Soviet Union and defeat of "Marxism" also meant that the ruling elite could end the Truce in the class war and start taking on the working classes again without fear of revolution.  Hence the Reagan/Thatcher counter-revolution and 30 years of impoverishing the working classes - otherwise known as the Anglo disease.

The French Revolution has a similar effect - emboldening American revolutionaries and encouraging the British imperial elite to make some democratic concessions to the masses - for fear of revolution at home.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jul 16th, 2008 at 08:06:18 PM EST
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