[Marxism] Hungarians long for communism, Cubans long for market-system (?)

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 02:02:33 MDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:33 PM, Jeffrey Thomas Piercy, El Pato
Comunista <mqduck at sonic.net> wrote:


>
> No offense meant to either of you, but this is a pretty pathetic appeal
> to authority. Why not just say "socialists should put little store on
> opinion polls"?

Opinion poll says most Cubans want a multiparty system, market economic system

[...]

"The study to be published Thursday found that young people were much
more critical of Raúl Castro's government than their parents and
grandparents were. Nearly 70 percent of Cubans 18 to 29 said that if
given a chance they would support a democratic system with multiparty
elections, freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Among those 60
or older, support for such a change dropped to 44 percent.

"Cubans of all ages supported an economic overhaul. More than 80
percent said they backed a market economic system that included the
right to own property and run businesses."

Full: <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/world/americas/05cuba.html?ref=americas>




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