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Here's a review from "Lenin's Tomb":
p.s. "Lenin's tomb" is a blog, for anyone who doesn't know.
Hey good site, RosaL. Thanks
As Naomi Klein relates it, the reformists under Gorbachev tried to remodel the system based on the Scandinavian model of social-democracy, but were quickly out-manouevred by the shock doctors, who rapidly put the whole former Soviet economy into a centrifuge and exposed it to numerous sophisticated measures to pour wealth into the pockets of a few rich bastards. (Actually, let's be a bit more creative than this. 'Rich bastards' is so 1970s, so let's design some new socialist invective. [b]I'll give an award[/b] to the best contribution in the comments box. Anything relying on a vampire/leech metaphor is likely to be accurate, but old. A bunch of conjugated swear-words won't win anything except a few more in reply).
I forget who it was at the time, but he described the aspiring capitalists in Russia as "ruthless motherfuckers" [i]"Extreme ways are back again"[/i] - Moby
I think the winning term for the best contribution was [i]succubi[/i].
If the shoe fits, wear it.
A delightful word, truely, and one upon which we will close for length.