[Marxism] Hungarians long for communism.

John johnedmundson at paradise.net.nz
Thu Jun 5 07:58:27 MDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 12:25 +0200, David Picón Álvarez wrote:
> >From a recent poll:
> Most Hungarians believe that life was better in the János Kádár era before 
> Communism collapsed in 1989-90, according to a survey by market researchers 
> Gfk
> Piackutató.
> In all, 62% of the 1,000 people interviewed said they were happiest in the 
> period preceding the change of regime, up from 53% in 2001. Those favouring 
> the
> Kádár era were generally the elderly rather than the young, and those with 
> lesser schooling. The number saying that the pre-1990 era was the worst fell
> from 20% in 2001 to 13% today.

i think it's significant that the only age group that didn't prefer the
pre 1989-90 era were those who weren't alive during that time or were
under ten years old, ie too young to really remember or have to have
thought about concrete reality ...

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