[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 ...
Cheers,
John






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