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In the best traditions of Kremlinology, I still wonder whether his corruption was the cause of, or the excuse for, his fall from grace. But the fact that he won't be executed (two-year reprieve? Oh come on!) may signal that he is neither a threat nor of use for anyone any more.

Of course, his biggest crime wasn't corruption, perhaps not even land expropriation issues, but an outgrowth of his style of ruthless efficiency: riding roughshod over the issues of safety and reliability to get the most out of technology, which ended in 40 deaths (in the Wenzhou disaster).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jul 8th, 2013 at 02:47:28 PM EST
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