You posed the original question in these terms, so answer it on whatever grounds you wish.
I'm very interested in your response - what measures do you use to judge a society, and what weights do you give them? This starts to get at the heart of the matter. At least we'll see how our views overlap or differ at a very fundamental level. Or at least that's my hope.
At , you wrote:
>>Perhaps you could answer a modified version of your own question first - is
>>there any reason to think that the Greek regime which DID come to power
>>after WWII was any better than the regimes run by
>Do you want evidence on material prosperity? On political openness and
>political liberties? On numbers of political prisoners?