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  The part that made me smile and say, "if only," was this:

    "The neo-liberal argument, that economic progress required reduced "Government interference" and greater "free-market reforms" has been comprehensively and devastatingly defeated."

   Who said, "[there] ain't nothin' 'over' " ?

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 07:57:50 AM EST
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ok - perhaps a teeny weeny bit over-optimistic.  But you have to paint a future history narrative with broad brush strokes...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:00:59 AM EST
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  Reporter: And, then, what is your view of the French Revolution?

  Ho Chi Mihn:  It's too soon to tell.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:03:30 AM EST
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by wu ming on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 01:49:59 PM EST
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And it may be apocryphal. But it's definitely Zho Enlai, whether or not it's apocryphal.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 02:00:32 PM EST
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  Ooops.  Sorry.  Of course! zhou en lai, not Ho Chi Mihn.   Thank you for the correction.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge
by proximity1 on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 03:44:41 PM EST
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