RE: [OPE] The spectre of Soviet society

Date: Sun Sep 07 2008 - 06:18:30 EDT

> The most frightening thing about the USSR was that you could have e.g. a town with a
> mayor, with shops, schools, a hospital, workplaces, amenities and facilities etc. but
Hi Jurriaan:
There were many frightening things about the USSR (including mass killings, purges and
show trials, gulags, Russification, fear of being overheard talking about politics in public, mental
hospitalization of dissidents, tanks invading neighboring socialist nations, etc.), but ... absence
of commerce? What's so frightening about that?
In solidarity, Jerry

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