[Marxism] Getting Over State Socialism's Crimes

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 19:36:46 MST 2007


On 2/2/07, Roger Raven <rogergen at tpg.com.au> wrote:

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> Imperial America has its own pseudo-liberal Gulag.   The United States leads the world in putting criminals in jail - according to the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College, London, the United States detains 714 prisoners per 100,000 people. That amounts to two million prisoners, most held in appalling and degrading conditions.

While no doubt degrading, surely it's a wild exaggeration to compare
conditions in US prisons with those in the Gulag. A sense of
proportion is sorely needed.




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