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What you quoted was about Afghanistan - and there, indeed, the old elite was wiped out: I mean the Shah's elite and the pro-Soviet elite. But what you say about the difficulty of eradicating old elites in general, and 'post-communist' elites in particular, I think is right.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 09:52:30 AM EST
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