Mr. Pot, Mr. Kettle. Mr. Kettle, Mr. Pot

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Former commie chief, leader of bloody late-empire crackdown in Baltic states, lectures successor on good government:

Gorbachev also said Putin should beware of people in his entourage who believe the government can suppress public anger by cracking down on democracy and basic freedoms.

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  1. Also, people are compared to their predecessors. Gorbachev was a lot less authoritarian than the people who had run the Soviet Union for seventy years before him. Putin is more authoritorian than *his* immediate predecesor, Yeltsin.

    I understand why Rusian nationalits hate Gorbachev, but I fail to see why libertarians should do so. Compare the amount of freedeom in the Soviet Union in 1985 and in 1991…

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