The USSR died, but the state survived

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December 21, 2010
Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  
Posted in Commentary

"The corrupt elections in Belarus, rather than representing some abnormality deviating from the norm, are an exemplar of all elections and political exercises — the spectacles that sanctify what we’d otherwise call 'crime.' Belarus’s political class may pine for the riches of the EU’s coffers, but cultivating a sensible, working economy is hardly their concern. ... For them, the state’s economic intrigues operate just fine; even when the economy at large becomes etiolated, leaving the worker out in the cold, the wheels are all grinding away for the charmed lives of the state’s genteel managers." (12/20/10)  


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