Should we celebrate the fall of the Soviet Union

Lew Lew at
Sun Jul 12 06:25:54 PDT 1998

In article <35A7AA5B.A6FF8E26 at>, michael perelman <michael at> writes

>We should mourn the end of the USSR, if for no other reason than it allowed
>the US to drop any humanitarian pretenses. Now it is free to smash unions and
>dictate terms to small countries without any need to maintain a humanitarian

Does this mean the smashing of unions in the US and the control of small countries was unheard of before the end of the USSR? Implicit in this argument is the nonsense that workers anywhere could only gain concessions as long as the USSR existed. Nor does it follow that dropping the "facade" is necessarily a bad thing, if it reveals the real thing.

-- Lew

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