Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
but I would not call it "class solidarity", just pragmatism. Results speak for themselves. He created and nurtured the mass middle class, and built infrasturcture that lasts to this day (or is just beginning to get frayed now, after years of neglect).

Would communism have been better than what he achieved? Allow me to be skeptical.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 07:05:47 AM EST
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