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We can sit here and parse words for the rest of our freaking lives - no - I won't.  But I think the point still stands.  

"we need to develop political competition too, but this should be reasonable competition,"  

The whole discussion is about the use of qualifiers to explain the reasons for what is perceived to be an undemocratic system.  He did not say "reasonable democracy," but "reasonable [political] competition," in a conversation about how the lack of political competition engenders corruption.   That is true.  But there is not any significant difference between that and "rational democracy."  It's very clear what he's saying here.  You guys are getting very angels on a pinhead with me, I think.  I'd like to maintain some perspective.  

I'm also forced to ask: why is this even an issue?!  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Jul 9th, 2008 at 02:06:41 PM EST
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