: : The Soviets did WHATEVER they could do to insure that their government survived in their weak, early years.
: : If you wish to deny them the 'right' to do so, then may I presume you ALSO deny, say, the Reagan-led USA the same 'right' in their bloody actions that protected their 'self-interests'?
: : Or do you propose force and expedience for YOUR INTERESTS and peace and scruples for everyone else's?
DC: Fair enough. It's all about power, then. All this talk about 'rights' and 'justice' is so much window-dressing.
Oh, you and your 'rights' and 'justice,' Mr. 'Reaganesque foriegn policy'.
See this post for a Marxist analysis of 'rights.'
: Except that the living standards in those nations that have made the transition into the First World, a transition that invariably entailed the establishment of an advanced, complicated system of capitalism and private ownership, are exceptionally high.
The 'living standards' in Third World sweatshops are 'exceptionally high'?
Are you nuts?
What an arrogant imperialist!
: In capitalism, a different dynamic operates...
Yadda yadda yadda---and into the trash with the rest of your propaganda...