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Fifth Column
Thomas Friedman Op-Ed Generator
2012-12-30
h/t Instapundit
A sample

Yesterday's news from Russia is earth-flattening, and it raises questions about whether there might just be light at the end of the tunnel. What's important, however, is that we focus on what this means on the street. The current administration seems too caught up in worrying about their own skins to pay attention to how their people are doing. Just call it missing the desert for the sand.

When thinking about the ongoing troubles, it's important to remember three things: One, people don't behave like computer programs, so attempts to treat them as such inevitably look foolish. Computer programs never suddenly set up a black market for Western DVDs. Two, Russia has spent decades as a dictatorship closed to the world, so a mindset of peace and stability will seem foreign and strange. And three, capitalism is an extraordinarily powerful idea: If ethnic conflict is Russia's glass ceiling, then capitalism is certainly its alarm clock.
Posted by:Beavis

#3  not really enough sucking of the ChiCom ...um.... family site *must remember*
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-30 17:44  

#2  So that's how he does it...
Posted by: tu3031   2012-12-30 17:25  

#1  Wouldn't an animation of Tom's cranium coughing up an ossified turd be simpler and more direct?
Posted by: M. Murcek   2012-12-30 17:14  

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