Re: [sixties-l] Bedtime for Democracy

From: Jerry West (
Date: 12/20/00

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    The worldwide defeat of socialism....
    JW reply:
    Say what?  What is your definition of socialism?  Even though we may be
    currently in a period of regression, I would say that socialist
    principles have made quite an inroad into our governing structures since
    the beginning of the New Deal.  Granted, it may not be as much as some
    want but still, the fear of socialists gaining power has pushed
    governing parties into implementing programs with socialist elements in
    order to lessen public support for the opposition.  Probably more so
    here in Canada than in the US.
    Socialism may not be victorious, but it is far from being defeated or
    dead.  Even if he whose name is procscribed from this list wishes that
    it were.
    Jerry West
    News and Views from Nootka Sound & Canada's West Coast
    An independent, progressive regional publication

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