East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/10/9

Politics

Filed under: News — Erwin @ 11:40 am

Some news articles that caught my attention:

  • Back in the USSR? from the BBC:

    Others recall the Stalin era with pride, forgetting the millions who languished in the camps, the absence of proper food or medicines, and the nagging fear of being watched by the KGB’s vast network of informers.

  • Voting in a warlord country from the Economist:

    At one rally, the general begged foreign donors to bring water to his desert land, and then welcomed journalists to a palace boasting six swimming pools.

    America was unconcerned at first, for example, by the explosion in opium production that followed the Taliban’s demise: after all, most Afghan heroin ends up in Europe.

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