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I was not involved enough to watch during the Aznar years, so I would like to hear a comparison.  Did he really manage logic "back then"?

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 01:37:25 PM EST
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The second and third year of the first mandate particularly.. Recall that Rato gave him a social security more strengthened than with Solbes (by applying the same policies of Solbes.actually a little bit better..  Rato on social security was very good),a  good deal for the finances with the Autonomies (Lander), a reasonable balanced budget, and with a slight increase in the investment in primary education.

We forget.. but Aznar was very much a center-right candidate at that time... because they needed to..and because he was not coopted by the neocons at that time.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 01:56:41 PM EST
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El Pais has this Special report videos are available (the presentation is centered on the face-off between Zapatero and Rajoy), but there is also this overview of the debates since 1983.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 05:42:27 PM EST
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